24 . 10 . 2018

Waterfalls of Snowdonia

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we delved into the watery world of some of Wales’ most beautiful waterfalls. And today we’re taking a closer look at some of the magnificent waterfalls of Snowdonia, and wow, are there plenty to choose from! Wales is a mountainous country with a wet climate and so is home…

21 . 10 . 2018

Autumn Foraging in Wales

Foraging for food is a trend that’s on the increase across the country, and there are plenty of fantastic foraging spots here in Wales…… If you’re feeling uninspired by the contents of your kitchen cupboards or the packaged groceries on offer at the supermarket, then you’re not alone. Foraging for food is one of the…

14 . 10 . 2018

Bara Brith Championships

Who doesn’t like a slice of rich and fruity Bara Brith with their afternoon cup of tea? It’s the delicious and traditional Welsh fruit cake that has fans all over the world. And if you’re a Bara Brith fan and have your own secret recipe, here’s your chance to showcase it to the world and…

19 . 09 . 2018

Open Doors Free Entry 2018

This month across Wales, hundreds of heritage, culture and historic attractions are throwing open their doors to the public and offering free entry, in a bid to get the country excited about the wonderful range of history and culture that is everywhere here in wonderful Wales. The Open Doors 2018 event is organised by Cadw,…

05 . 09 . 2018

Autumn Forest Walks in Snowdonia

Autumn is one of the best times to witness nature’s magic across the regions as our finest deciduous forests turn from deep greens to riots of rich golds, oranges and reds. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against…

30 . 08 . 2018

Gorge Walking in Snowdonia

If you’re ready to put your walking skills to the test and push your comfort zones to the next level, then a day out gorge walking in Snowdonia could be just the thing to get your adrenalin flowing. I looked up to see a wall of white, churning water cascading down a vertical drop peppered…

27 . 08 . 2018

Awesome Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a bustling market town occupying a prime spot right in the middle of Wales’ beautiful western coastline. Join us as we discover the gorgeous promenade, rich history and lovely beaches. Aberystwyth, or Aber, as it’s locally known, is one of the largest towns along the craggy coastline of West Wales. This lovely seaside resort…

22 . 08 . 2018

Coasteering in Snowdonia

We get to grips with one of the latest outdoor trends and finds that there’s more to exploring the Snowdonia coastline than a walk on the beach. “We’re doing what?” “Coasteering” “What?” “Coasteering……” “What on earth is that????” Hmmmm, that’s the million dollar question! But coasteering is the latest craze to hit the Snowdonia coastline, and it…

17 . 08 . 2018

A Day in Pretty Porthmadog

Steaming Ahead in Porthmadog, North Wales Steam trains in North Wales were forever immortalised in the 1950’s by Oliver Postgate’s animated series “Ivor the Engine”, and still today, the steam trains of the Ffestiniog Railway huff and puff their way through the mountain scenery of Snowdonia. Porthmadog is a small town, in the crook of…

02 . 08 . 2018

Beautiful Beaumaris Castle

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we delved into the history of stunning Caernarfon Castle. Well we thought we’d stick to the castle crazy theme and today it’s the turn of beautiful Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey – about an hour’s drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. The year is…

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