18 . 09 . 2019

Brilliant Blackberries

Hands up if Autumn means just one thing – blackberries! Oh yes, that’s us! We love the little sweet berries that are absolutely everywhere this time of year; in bushes, hedgerows, parks, paths and even at the bottom of the garden. They are like Mother Nature’s final sweet summer gift to see us through a…

12 . 09 . 2019

Parys Mountain Anglesey Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we explored the fascinating history of our industrial coastline, and today we’re heading out on a local walk to delve deeper in the history that shaped our nation’s coastline. Explore Anglesey’s industrial heritage at Parys Mountain.   Where:              Amlwch, Anglesey Distance:          Approx 5 miles Difficulty:         …

10 . 09 . 2019

The Industrial Shape of Wales

Industrial landscapes were once considered a blot on the stunning serenity of the Welsh Coast, but digging a little deeper than dusty chimneys and steel structures reveals important and fascinating histories of the industries and the people that helped to shape Wales. The coastline of Wales has been nominated one of the most stunning in…

08 . 09 . 2019

Beddgelert Sunrise Walk

Earlier in the week on the Oakeley blog we featured a post all about the glorious Snowdonia Sunrise. Well here’s your chance to see it in all it’s glory, with this beautiful Beddgelert Sunrise Walk. You’ll need to leave the village about 90 minutes before sunrise to catch the dawn at the top of the…

06 . 09 . 2019

Beautiful Snowdonia Sunrise

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting shorter, so why not make the most of one of the region’s beautiful sunrises?  “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope” said 20th century moral philosopher Bernard Williams, and our three stunning sunrise walks along the Welsh coast…

30 . 08 . 2019

Aberystwyth Starling Walk

Earlier this week we discovered more about the spectacular starling murmuration. One of the best places to see this in Wales is the coastal resort town of Aberystwyth in mid Wales. It’s about an hour’s drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms but it’s well worth the trip. Why not try this lovely short…

28 . 08 . 2019

Starling Murmuration at Aberystwyth

It starts with an eerie silence and a lonely sky at dusk. Waiting. Waiting. Patience, and a quiet that swells the sea air with anticipation. Then suddenly in the far, far distance a tiny speck; a winged black mark on a blue sky. No, two black marks. No, five. Ten. A hundred. Within seconds the…

23 . 08 . 2019

North Wales Walk from Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Combine history, heritage and a countryside stroll, with this lovely National Trust Walk, and discover the secrets of the Pennant family at Penrhyn Castle – one of North Wales’ finest country houses. Where:              Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 10 miles Difficulty:          Moderate Start:                Penrhyn Castle car park from the A5122 at Llandygai. Postcode for…

22 . 08 . 2019

Camping or Glamping

The Welsh Coast offers plenty of perfect locations for some summer family camping, and if you prefer your holidays with a little more glamour then there are plenty of “Glamping” options too. Ok, so I may be biased, but when it comes to camping, the Welsh coast is at the top of my destination list.…

16 . 08 . 2019

Aberdyfi Beach Donkeys

Donkey rides on the beach were once as characteristic of a seaside holiday as fish and chips and ice cream, but after a lull in popularity beach donkeys are making a comeback along the Welsh coast. Join us as we meet some colourful characters! “I can talk about donkeys all day” laughs Louise Peeters warmly,…

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