WALES' favourite weatherman, Derek Brockway, will be stepping out between Saundersfoot and Pendine in the next series of his popular programme.

In the new series of Weatherman Walking, tonight (Friday) sees the meteorologist and rambler exploring the nine-mile stretch of coastline between the two resorts.

Derek meets a local ceramic artist, whose work is influenced by the surrounding coastline, and he tries his hand at pottery.

Then he continues east, taking in Amroth, Colby Woodland Garden and the beautiful Morfa Bychan beach. He also finds out the pivotal role that the shoreline played in the preparations for the D-Day landings.

A clifftop descent takes him down to his final destination. Arriving at Pendine Sands, Derek discovers stories of the land-speed record attempts that made the stretch famous, including the car 'Babs', that lay buried beneath the sand for 42 years.

This 12th series of Weatherman Walking focuses on stretches of the Welsh Coastal Path, and will also feature Abereiddy to Whitesands in the May 10 episode.

Said Derek: "In this series, I'll be meeting some incredible people, exploring some of nature's phenomena and taking on new challenges.

"The Welsh coast is an area of contrast - wild and rugged bays, popular beaches and breath-taking views, and I can't wait to explore it.

  •  Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast, is on BBC One Wales at 7.30pm on eight consecutive Fridays, starting Friday March 29.