01 . 11 . 2018

Wild Deer of North Wales

The majestic deer is one of Britain’s most iconic animals. These historic beasts with an air of elegance hark back to the days of kings and queens on their country estates. Deer would originally have been kept at manor houses and estates as reserves of game so that the owners and their associates could head…

24 . 09 . 2018

Red Kites of Snowdonia

It is a story of fierce survival, steely determination, and a fight for recognition; but it is also one of the most famous success stories of twentieth century conservation, so it’s little wonder that the beautiful Red Kite has been unofficially adopted as the icon of wildlife in Wales. And it is their quiet tenacity…

12 . 09 . 2018

Ironman Wales 2018

Hands up who saw the amazing footage from this year’s Ironman Wales Triathlon, hosted in the lovely South Wales beach resort of Tenby? And hands up who felt tired just thinking about what the amazing participants had to complete?! A triathlon is defined as a series of swims, cycles and runs and the Ironman Triathlon…

22 . 06 . 2018

Snowdonia Novel – “The Gift”

It’s a week of books here on the Oakeley blog! Earlier in the week we delved into one of the most fashionable travel books of the nineteenth century – George Borrow’s Wild Wales. And today, we’re exploring a more modern work of fiction, although the novel itself spans many decades and generations. A few weeks…

07 . 02 . 2018

Snowdonia Slate Trail Opens

About 18 months ago here on the Oakeley blog we shared the exciting news that an all new trail was set to open in North Wales (you can read the original blog post here). Well we’re thrilled to tell you that now, the Snowdonia Slate Trail opens and is fully accessible to walkers and trail…

30 . 01 . 2018

Welsh Gin

If you think of a lovely, ice cold Gin and Tonic, the fact that the gin might have been made right here in our beautiful little country doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But, thanks to a growing trend for gin and gin-based cocktails, and a growing band of niche and local gin producers across the…

29 . 01 . 2018

Cardigan Bay Seals

Cardigan Bay is renowned for it’s array of wildlife and today we’re exploring the resident grey seal population…… The whole sweep of Cardigan Bay (the western coast of Wales from the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula in the north to St David’s Head in the south) provides a wonderful habitat for the Atlantic Grey Seals, and…

22 . 01 . 2018

Celebrating Beautiful Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay encompasses Wales’ entire western coastline and stretches from the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula to the opposite tip of the Pembrokeshire coast, as far west as Wales reaches into the Irish Sea. It’s a fantastically diverse area of seascapes, landscapes and mountain views. However, the northern section of Cardigan Bay is one of…

08 . 06 . 2017

British and Irish Lions Tour 2017

Here in Wales we’re never far from a rugby game, and this summer is no different. 2017 is time for the British and Irish Lions Tour – and this year, the team are heading to New Zealand to compete in a series of test matches against the mighty Southern Hemisphere teams. The British and Irish…

02 . 06 . 2017

Cardiff Champions League Final

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this week, you will have heard that one of the world’s largest sporting events is coming to Wales this weekend…… Wales’ capital city Cardiff is proud to host the Champions League Final 2017. And it’s not just the football game either, there’s a four day festival happening across…

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