BBC Wales weatherman Derek Brockway – who also makes hiking documentaries – has been striding along Penarth Pier for the latest programme in his rambling series “Weatherman Walking” .
Keeping him company on this occasion was former hurdler, sports commentator and local resident Colin Jackson.
One of the recognised hazards of the seaside is, of course, taking a long walk on a short pier . Although Penarth Pier was originally planned to be 750 feet long, the design was amended before construction to prevent the pier encroaching into the main shipping channel . The projected length was reduced to just 658 feet – so energetic walkers therefore need to remember to slow down and stop upon reaching the Piermaster’s cabin.
Fortunately Messrs Brockway and Jackson managed to come to timely halt at the pier-head where their BBC crew was waiting for them to carry on filming further sequences in the epic trek.
This particular episode of “Weatherman Walking” is due to be transmitted some time next year