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…

10 . 11 . 2018

Centenary of World War I in Wales

November the 11th 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. 100 years since the guns fell silent and the nation poignantly celebrated the end of a war that should have ended all wars. And although the end of the war was cause for celebration across Wales, the lives of families up…

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…

01 . 11 . 2018

Wild Deer of North Wales

The majestic deer is one of Britain’s most iconic animals. These historic beasts with an air of elegance hark back to the days of kings and queens on their country estates. Deer would originally have been kept at manor houses and estates as reserves of game so that the owners and their associates could head…

24 . 10 . 2018

Waterfalls of Snowdonia

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we delved into the watery world of some of Wales’ most beautiful waterfalls. And today we’re taking a closer look at some of the magnificent waterfalls of Snowdonia, and wow, are there plenty to choose from! Wales is a mountainous country with a wet climate and so is home…

23 . 10 . 2018

The Wonderful Waterfalls of Wales

Waterfalls are often known as “wonders” of nature, and are symbols of the power, strength and force of nature.  “I never saw water falling so gracefully, so much like thin, beautiful threads as here[1]” says George Borrow in his nineteenth century travel guide to Wales. He journeyed through the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Mid Wales…

21 . 10 . 2018

Autumn Foraging in Wales

Foraging for food is a trend that’s on the increase across the country, and there are plenty of fantastic foraging spots here in Wales…… If you’re feeling uninspired by the contents of your kitchen cupboards or the packaged groceries on offer at the supermarket, then you’re not alone. Foraging for food is one of the…

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