BARRY-BORN weather forecaster and television presenter, Derek Brockway will begin his new series, Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast this month.

The first programme, scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One Wales, at 7.30pm on Friday, April 15, will see him explore the Pembrokeshire coast.

In episode one, he will start his 15-mile journey at the picturesque village of Little Haven, continuing along clifftops and golden beaches to the pretty harbour village of Solva.

He stops off in Broadhaven, where an alleged UFO sighting took place at the local primary school in 1977.

“He speaks to David Davies, who was one of a group of schoolchildren who claimed to have seen the ‘silver, cigar-shaped object’ all those years ago.

He joins the RNLI lifeguards in Nolton Haven for a first aid training session, before heading on to Newgale Sands.

Here, he finds out what makes the area so special for surfing, before hitting the waves himself for a surf lesson.

Derek’s destination of Solva has been popular with artists over the years.

He meets Cuban artist Raul Speek, who has made Solva his home, bringing some Caribbean colour and culture to the small Welsh village.

Raul is busy working on a mural he has been commissioned to paint – a spin on the Green Man theme, celebrating The Lady of the Forest.

The series can also be viewed on BBC iPlayer.

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