08 . 06 . 2018

The Mawddach Trail – walk, run, bike

Once part of a busy railway line that boosted the area’s economy and transport links to the rest of Britain, the Mawddach Trail is now one of the most beautiful walks along the Welsh coast line. The point where the river Mawddach spills its contents into Cardigan Bay is widely considered to be one of…

01 . 06 . 2018

Porthmadog Hill Walk

With all this fine Spring weather we’re having, it would be a shame not to make the most of it and head out to explore our beautiful region of Snowdonia and North Wales. Today we’ve got a fabulous walk for you, starting just in the seaside town of Porthmadog  It heads up the hill behind…

21 . 05 . 2018

Gorgeous Walk in Harlech

To celebrate National Walking Month, we’ve got another cracking North Wales walk for you on the blog this week. Today it’s a gorgeous walk in Harlech, just a little further south along the coast from us here at the Oakeley Arms. So why not make the most of this fabulous weather we’ve been blessed with…

17 . 05 . 2018

National Walking Month 2018

The month of May is National Walking Week 2018. And we are so lucky here at the Oakeley Arms to live and work within close reach of some of the finest walking areas in the country. Whether you fancy a hike up a hill, a stroll along the beach or a climb up a mountain,…

03 . 05 . 2018

Cwmorthin Slate Mine Walk

This is an old walk (and one we’ve featured before), but it’s one that we absolutely love, and one we think should be appreciated at all times of year. This amble from Tanygrisiau up to Cwmorthin and the abandoned slate mines of Rhosydd Quarry is a stunner. The scenery is nothing short of beautiful and…

30 . 04 . 2018

The Cistercian Way Walking Route in Wales

The Cistercians were once the most influential religious Order in Wales, and their emblematic and statuesque abbeys and churches were built across the country.             Scattered across secluded corners of our countryside, hidden between mountain ranges and dense forests are the ruined fragments of a way of life that has long been forgotten and abandoned. A…

18 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Flower Walk in Harlech

Earlier this week on the blog our post took a look at the magical Snowdonia Fairy. Well today we’re featuring a fabulous walk not far from the Oakeley Arms where you may have the chance to spot fairies among the beautiful wildflowers of Spring. Where:              Harlech, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 3 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:               …

09 . 04 . 2018

Fairbourne Beach Walk

Dare we say it, but has Spring finally arrived? The last couple of days have been glorious here in Snowdonia, so of course, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ve seen the last of the snow, ice and wet weather that has plagued us this winter and that a glorious, balmy spring is ahead! We…

08 . 03 . 2018

Mother’s Day Walk

Did we all remember that it’s Mother’s Day this weekend? Of course you didn’t forget! If you fancy doing something a little different for mum this year then why not try this stunning Ffestiniog Valley Mother’s Day Walk, that leaves straight from the Oakeley Arms? After the walk you could treat mum (and yourself!) to…

26 . 02 . 2018

Barmouth Weekend Walk

What a wonderful weekend of weather we’re having – bright blue and clear skies for most of Wales. And while the temperatures are a little on the chilly side, it’s possible to wrap up warm with lots of layers and enjoy some of the fantastic winter sun. So, why not try one of our lovely…

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