31 . 01 . 2019

Beautiful Abergynolwyn South Snowdonia Walk

Explore Abergynolwyn and the ruins of Castell y Bere from the Talyllyn Railway Where:              Abergynolwyn, nr Tywyn, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 6 miles Difficulty:          Moderate Start:                Abergynolwyn Village (alight at the Abergynolwyn stop and head right, towards village centre) If travelling by car, turn off the A487 at Tal-y-Llyn (between Dolgellau and…

08 . 01 . 2019

North Wales Tea Room Walk

Ok ok ok, so we know that January is about dieting and being good and not eating cake, but seriously…. it’s the most depressing month of the year so we need a bit of cake to cheer us up! And with this lovely tea room walk, starting not far from us here at the Oakeley Arms,…

20 . 12 . 2018

Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks 2018

“The Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks has been providing festive wintery walks for all to enjoy for over 25 years,” Angela Charlton, Director of Ramblers Cymru, tells us as we chat about the forthcoming walking festival. The winter walking extravaganza organised by The Ramblers is one of their most popular annual events, with guided walks…

12 . 12 . 2018

Llandudno Coastal Walk

If you’re heading to the coastal town of Llandudno this festive season, then why not try our lovely town walk – with stunning views across the North Wales coast. Where:              Llandudno Distance:          3.5 miles Difficulty:          Moderate – mostly flat but with some steep ascent; all on well defined tracks and paths. Start:…

07 . 12 . 2018

Snowdonia Mountain Safety

Earlier in the week on the Oakeley blog we featured a post about exploring our beautiful mountains and hills in the autumn and winter. The beautiful landscape of Snowdonia is just as stunning during these months as it is in the middle of summer – and it’s certainly quieter! So today we’ll focus on staying…

04 . 12 . 2018

Snowdonia Winter Mountains

Wales is blessed with some of the country’s finest peaks so come and explore them with our guide to mountain walking. When the tough, dark rocks that make up the mountain ranges of Snowdonia were formed in an ancient era, when most of Wales was submerged under primitive oceans, it would have been difficult to…

09 . 11 . 2018

Top Ten Autumn Walks in Wales

Put your best foot forward this autumn The air is crisp and the colours are sharp, making autumn the perfect time of year to enjoy spectacular views and stunning scenery.  Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government Environment Agency, has chosen its top ten autumn walks, so whether you’re a seasoned walker or fancy a stroll with…

06 . 09 . 2018

Llyn Mair Autumn Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we posted about the stunning Autumnal forest colours that are soon to be in abundance all over Snowdonia. And today we’ve got a wonderful walk for you, to explore the very best of this wonderful time of year – right here from the Oakeley Arms. And when you’re…

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…

31 . 08 . 2018

Conwy River Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured an adventure day out of Gorge Walking in Snowdonia, but if your ideal type of day out is something a little more laid back, then here’s a fabulous river walk near Conwy, at the northern edge of Snowdonia. Where:              Dolgarrog, Conwy Distance:          Approx 3 miles…

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