Article that appeared in Mid Wales Journal - 5/12/2008, County Times 5/12/2008
Brecon & Radnor Express 11/12/2008
Derek pictured with Rob Dingle, Offa's Dyke Path National Trail Officer
Weatherman and TV Presenter Derek Brockway was in Knighton this week.
Derek joined Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer Rob Dingle, Archaeologist Ian Bapty, and local photographer Jim Saunders on a day’s walk along the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail between Pen Offa and Knighton. It was recorded for one of Derek’s ‘Weatherman Walking’ radio programmes, which will be aired during the Christmas week.
Rob, who works for Powys County Council’s Rights of Way section, was able to give Derek detailed information about the Trail and its management. This was complimented by background history of the Dyke and the rein of King Offa from Ian who used to be the Archaeological Officer for the Dyke. Jim gave them lots of natural history facts about the plants and animals along the walk through knowledge he has built up over the years he has used this area for the backdrop his photography.
Rob said: “It was a fantastic winters day for walking. During the day we had a slight detour to visit Discoed and they were shown around the Church by local craftsman John Nethercot, who was also kind enough to invite us in for a well needed hot drink.
“Derek enjoyed this section of the Trail so much that he would like to come back and walk the whole of the Offa’s Dyke Path in the near future.”