Weatherman Walking

Derek Brockway & Julia Foot

Wales is known for its stunning scenery and is always popular with walkers. Our breathtaking coastline is one of our greatest assets.

This book contains 15 guided walks along the Wales Coast Path, as undertaken by BBC Wales’ beloved weatherman Derek Brockway in Series 12 of the BBC’s Weatherman Walking. Each walk is between 4 and 8 miles long and the book covers sections of the coastal path all around Wales. Some are an easy stroll, and others involve more challenging climbs – though the views at the top will be worth it! For each one, there is an OS route map, a handy ‘Essential information’ panel and clear, easy-to-understand directions. There are also lots of interesting snippets on landmarks and local history, as well as about unusual activities or people from the area that Derek came across in the related TV episode. The photos of the gorgeous vistas you’ll see on each route are sure to have you itching to put your boots on and get walking.

The 8 long walks from the series, around 12–16 miles in length, are divided into 15 shorter walks between 4 and 8 miles long, making them more accessible to less experienced walkers, with a note that the second walk of each pair could be done as a direct continuation of the first by more committed walkers.