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Derek Brockway explores Wales’ coast in new series

The new series broadcasts on Friday 9 April, BBC One Wales at 7.35pm
Derek Brockway. Credit: BBC Wales

Weatherman Derek Brockway is lacing up his boots and is back out on the Wales Coast Path for a brand new series of Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast.

From Fairbourne to Fishguard and from Llandudno to Llantwit Major, Derek will be exploring spectacular stretches of the 870-mile path and will be joined by a host of co-presenters who show off what each walk has to offer.

Speaking in the programme, Derek said; “The Welsh coastline is spectacular stretching for nearly 900 miles and there’s a coast path the entire length of it. Around each bay and each bend is a site to behold. I’ve walked hundreds of miles around Wales but there are still corners of the Welsh coast I’ve never seen. The Welsh coast is full of contrasts; wild and rugged bays, popular beaches and just breath-taking views. There’s so much to explore, I can’t wait to get out there.”

Putting his best foot forward on the north coast of the Gower Peninsula in south west Wales, Derek starts the new series in Cwm Ivy and embarks on a seven mile walk to Llanrhidian.

Credit: BBC Wales

Along the way, Derek takes a detour off the path to visit a local farmer who rears sheep on the surrounding saltmarsh before trying his hand at weaving Welsh wool in Llanrhidian with a local textiles specialist.

Meanwhile, marine biologist Lizzie Daly heads out on the water in one of the UK’s most cutting edge research vessels to explore the movement of the local sea trout population. And Matt Bassett rides waves in nearby Caswell Bay with an adaptive surfing organisation aiming at making the sport accessible to all.