13 . 08 . 2018

Coed Y Brenin Forest Walk

One of our favourite forests close to the Oakeley Arms is the mighty Coed-y-Brenin near Dolgellau (just a 15 minute drive from the Oakeley Arms). Literally meaning the King’s Forest (it was once known as Vaughan Forest, but it was renamed to celebrate King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935), it is one of the area’s largest, and most celebrated…

25 . 07 . 2018

Caernarfon Walk

Explore an ancient castle, a steam railway, a Roman fort and a historic town; something for all the family! On the very northern edge of mainland Wales (just half an hour’s drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms) is the historic town of Caernarfon, which is just brilliant for a family day out. There’s…

13 . 07 . 2018

Criccieth Sunset Walk

This stunning walk along the Welsh Coast Path in Criccieth is a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. It’s well worth exploring the town too, and if you time it right then the sunset over the west coastline of Wales is to die for! Happy walking 🙂 Where:              Criccieth, Gwynedd. Distance:         …

04 . 07 . 2018

Porthdinllaen Walk

Hands up who’s been to the beach in this absolutely stunning weather?! Isn’t it amazing? And who can resist a beach walk – especially one with a pub half way round! Why not try this lovely walk and make the most of the Great British Summer! And it’s not too long either so it’s a…

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…

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