Wales’ favourite weatherman, Derek Brockway, returns for a special series of Weatherman Walking next month celebrating the country’s stunning and spectacular Welsh coastline.

The brand new series – starting tonight (Friday)? at 7.30 pm on BBC One Wales then at the same time the following seven Fridays - will see the meteorologist and rambler explore eight remarkable routes around Wales.

From Abersoch to Abereiddy and from Southerndown to Saundersfoot, Derek will hike along beautiful stretches of the 870-mile Welsh Coastal Path.

He will also try his hand at an array of activities including abseiling, paddleboarding and rowing and meet the unique characters that call the coastal path their home to hear about the history that hides along it, as well as their own fascinating stories.

The second episode (April 5) will see Derek head west to Saundersfoot for a nine-mile walk to Pendine Sands.

He meets a local ceramic artist whose work is influenced by the surrounding coastline and tries his hand at pottery before continuing east across the headland to take in Amroth, Colby Woodland Garden and the beautiful Morfa Bychan beach.

Here he finds out the pivotal role 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 that lay buried beneath the sand for 42 years.

The seventh episode (May 10) will then feature a route Abereiddy to Whitesands and follows a section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. An eight-mile walk, it takes in spectacular cliff scenery, secluded coves and amazing wildlife.

Speaking of the new series, Derek said: “The Welsh coastline is spectacular, stretching for nearly 900 miles and there’s a coastal path the entire length of it.

“Around each bay and each bend is a sight to behold. I’ve walked the length and breadth of this country but there are still corners of the Welsh coast I’ve never seen.

“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.”