Cricket legend, Ian Botham will be paying a visit to Tenby next year as part of a charity walk across Wales to help raise a quarter-of-a-million pounds for the Noah's Ark Appeal.

A seasoned charity walker, 'Beefy' Botham, proposes to walk 229-miles from Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales to the modern capital of Cardiff, next April as part of the campaign to build the new Children's Hospital for Wales.

Although one of England's greatest all round cricketers, Botham is almost as well-known for the blisters sustained on his many charity walks as he is for his performances in the Test Match arena.

On day four of the nine-day hike, which begins on April 19, Botham will be making his way from Wolfscastle to Tenby, where he will stay overnight, before heading off to Carmarthen the following day.

Botham, who called into Tenby in 1994 during another charity walk, hopes to be accompanied this time by other celebrity walkers as well as members of the Glamorgan cricket team.