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:…

10 . 12 . 2018

North Wales Christmas Markets 2018

This December cities and towns all along the Welsh coast will be celebrating Christmas with a festive market. Why not explore one to find some unique presents and Christmas treats? There’s not a lot that will inspire a festive feeling more than a fabulous Christmas Market, and there are dozens taking place up and down…

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…

29 . 11 . 2018

North Wales Santa Trains 2018

Santa Trains are now as much a part of Christmas as mince pies and twinkly tinsel and they are well-loved by children and parents, as an already exciting adventure on a real train becomes bound with special Christmas childhood memories. Despite today’s fast paced world of computer games and 3D films, the old-fashioned combination of…

27 . 11 . 2018

Historic Hillforts of Wales

Ancient hillforts are scattered across beautiful Wales, evoking a strong sense of history, culture, and mystery too.  If you had a time machine, when would you travel to? Victorian Chester perhaps? Maybe Elizabethan Shrewsbury? Or what about the depths of mid Wales during the bloody 11th century when Edward army rampaged across the country? Or…

20 . 11 . 2018

The Romans in Wales

The Romans left behind many legacies and inventions when they invaded Britain in the 1st century, and the mighty roads that linked important Roman forts and towns are one such legacy that are just waiting to be explored. “All the Britons indeed dye themselves with woad, which occasions a bluish colour and thereby have a…

20 . 11 . 2018

Beautiful Valleys of Wales

Wales is famous for many things – but it’s beautiful valleys have been the stuff of songs and rhymes for centuries. Join us as we explore one of our country’s most awesome features – the beautiful valleys of Wales. Our glorious country is packed full of natural features – ranging from woodlands to cliffs to beaches and…

15 . 11 . 2018

Cracking Christmas Trees

Can we mention the C word yet……….? We’ve been busy thinking about Christmas here at the Oakeley Arms – prepping the menus, organising the parties and of course, getting out all the decorations ready for another round of glitz, glitter and the ultimate in Christmas decorating – the humble tree! The traditional Christmas tree is…

13 . 11 . 2018

A Challenge for Charity

If you fancy a walk with a difference this year then why not try one of the many charity challenges organised? Beat your fitness goals and raise money for a good cause.  There was a time when charities relied on volunteers shaking money tins outside supermarkets to raise precious funds, but these days charities across the country…

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