A Welwyn Garden City dog walker found himself in a strange situation on Wednesday morning, when he spotted a naked man walking through the woods.

Andy Garrett was out on his morning dog walk in Sherrardspark Wood when he spotted another dog walker close to the Six Ways area of the wood.

But things weren't quite as they seemed, with Andy telling the Welwyn Hatfield Times: "I walk my dog at around 6am.

Get more stories like this delivered to your inbox every week by signing up to the Welwyn Hatfield Times In Brief newsletter.

"Yesterday morning, when I reached Six Ways, about 100 yards from the centre I saw a man walking his dog, a spaniel just like mine.

"But, I quickly realised he was stark naked. He turned away and disappeared down another path when he saw me, but I thought the whole thing was very strange."

Andy raised concerns about how seeing a naked man might make women "feel really uncomfortable", and he hopes making others aware will deter him from doing it again.

READ MORE: 20,000 flock to Welwyn Garden City for World Food Festival

"I went home and I was joking with my wife about how he must have been freezing," he said.

"But then I thought, well even at that time in the morning there are women out walking there dogs and seeing a naked man would make them feel really uncomfortable.

"Even though it was in a woodland area, this is still in an urban area and people from all over Welwyn Garden City walk their dogs here.

"I just think it’s unacceptable and I hope this can put people off from doing it."

Guidance from British Naturism states: "The law in the UK is clear that nudity itself is not criminal, unless there is a sexual context or intent to cause alarm and distress."

Although it is not an offence to be naked in public in England and Wales, it can become one, for example, if a complainant can prove it was done with intent to shock or cause upset.