Weatherman Walking to visit St Davids for book signing event

Posted On : 17/08/2021

Welsh weather forecaster Derek Brockway will be celebrating the launch of his latest book at a book signing event taking place at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre on Saturday 21 August between 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Weatherman Walking – The Welsh Coast was published in May as an accompaniment to the twelfth series of the popular BBC programme, hosted by beloved Welsh weatherman, Derek Brockway.

The book features a series of guided walks around the Welsh Coast, including several in Pembrokeshire, along with OS route maps, essential information for walkers and a wealth of interesting background information about the landmarks and unusual local activities that may be spotted along the way.

Wales is the first country in the world to have a continuous footpath stretching along its entire coastline – 870 miles or 1,400 km long. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, described by Lonely Planet as “one of the best long distance trails in the world”, celebrated its 50th birthday last year. Stretching from St Dogmaels in the north of the county to Amroth in the south, the 186-mile route passes through a range of spectacular maritime landscapes and sites of archaeological interest.

Image on grey haired man in red raincoat. Man is BBC Wales TV weatherman Derek Brockway. Text on image says 'Book signing - 1.30pm-2.30pm Saturday 21 August, Oriel y Parc, St Davids. Covid restrictions will apply. If you're unable to attend on the day, contact the shop beforehand to order a signed copy. Welsh Coast

Oriel y Parc Manager, Claire Bates, said:

“We are delighted to be hosting Derek Brockway’s book signing this Saturday. Pre-booking is not required, but visitors are advised that Covid-19 restrictions will apply.

“Those who are unable to attend on the day should contact Oriel y Parc beforehand to reserve their signed copy of Weatherman Walking – The Welsh Coast.”

To find out about other events taking place at Oriel y Parc over the summer holidays and beyond, please visit the Oriel y Parc events calendar.

Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast by Derek Brockway and Julia Foot is published by Y Lolfa with a retail price of £9.99. Its ISBN is 9781912631216.