Countryside Council for Wales hosted a 40th anniversary event on their stand at the Royal Welsh Show, with guest speaker, the BBC Weatherman Derek Brockway who also cut the 40th birthday the cake.
There was a good turnout of invited guests at the CCW stand on the first day of the Royal Welsh Show, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail. Guests from along the whole length of Trail attended, aswell ministers, tourism partners and other stakeholders. Morgan Parry, the Chairman of CCW hosted the event, with Derek Brockway giving the key speech and cutting the cake and Rob Dingle, the National Trail Officer speaking about events that happened during the 40th anniversary year and looking forward to the future.
40th Birthday Cake
Derek Brockway cuts the cake. Also pictured Rob Dingle and Morgan Parry
In his speech Derek Brockway gave guests a Royal Welsh Show weather forcast and then followed by telling them about the sections of the Trail he had walked in the past for his TV and radio programmes Weatherman Walking. He said how impressed he was with the stunning scenery the Trail had to offer, and his ambition was to walk the rest of the path. he also said that walking was a good way to help relieve the stress of television work and to keep fit.
Derek Brockway eats cake for the camera's.
Kirsty Williams AM and Roger Williams MP also attended the event.
Charlotte Reeves representing Natural England with Barry Thomas Chairman of Powys County Council, who host the National Trail Officer, Rob Dingle.