13 . 06 . 2018

The Power of Flowers

Here at the Oakeley Arms this week we are totally head over heels in love with flowers. This beautiful spring weather that we’ve been blessed with for weeks now has done wonders for our gorgeous flowers – both cultivated ones and the wild ones that surround us. We love having as many different blooms around…

11 . 06 . 2018

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day will soon be here (this year it’s on Sunday 17th June). And we’re wondering if Dad’s getting a little fed-up of the pair of socks, DVD or old crooner CD that usually comes his way on Father’s Day. We’ve decided to think outside the box this year and are doing away with the tired…

09 . 06 . 2018

The Wyching Hour

“A quart of ale is a dish for a king” said William Shakespeare, and who are we to disagree? Good old fashioned British beer is no longer the realm of beer-bellied old farmers with flat caps. It has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years, resurrected from its dreary image and shaken up to…

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…

28 . 05 . 2018

North Wales Artists

The beauty of the Welsh Coast and Snowdonian hills has been inspiring artists and painters for centuries. Today we explore the North Wales artists who were all influenced by their coastal surroundings. Sparkling seas, wild waves, craggy cliffs and sweeping peninsulas; wide sandy beaches, rocky shores, curved bays and secret coves, all looked over by…

23 . 05 . 2018

Beautiful Bluebells

This May, the Welsh coast will be lit up in glorious hues of blue – not from the crystal clear waters, but from the stunning displays of bluebells that appear on clifftops and woodlands along the coastline. “The Bluebell is the sweetest flower that waves in summer air. Its blossoms have the mightiest power to…

21 . 05 . 2018

North Wales Half Term Events May 2018

Is it really time for another school holiday again? They certainly do come round quickly! If you’re looking for ways to entertain your little darlings over the 2018 Whitsun May half term then here’s a round-up of all the best local North Wales half term events….. 25th May – The Moveable Feast, Bangor – a food…

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,…

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