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,…

09 . 05 . 2018

Trains of Snowdonia

“Not very long ago” goes the story of Ivor the Engine, “in the top left-hand corner of Wales, there was a railway. It wasn’t a very long railway or a very important railway, but it was called The Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited, and it was all there was.” Ivor the Engine was…

07 . 05 . 2018

Stunning Sunflowers

If there’s one flower that shouts SUMMER then it’s got to be the beautiful sunflower, don’t you agree? And while they don’t grow wild here in Snowdonia, we’re sure you’ll be able to spot some in gardens and window boxes whilst you’re out and about. Thank goodness that the long, white winter months have at…

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…

25 . 04 . 2018

Blue Flag Beaches in Wales 2018

Wales now boasts 44 different Blue Flag beaches, so join us for a perfect summer holiday outing as we explore some of the Welsh coast’s finest stretches of sand.  Thanks to increased water standards and boosted beach facilities, Wales is the proud owner of 44 Blue Flag beaches. The Blue Flag programme is run by…

23 . 04 . 2018

Eco-Friendly Camping in Snowdonia

If you’re planning a camping holiday in Snowdonia this summer then you’ll be in good company. The region is one of the most popular in Wales for family camping trips, which is wonderful news for happy holiday makers who want to see and experience beautiful Snowdonia and for the region which welcomes tourists from all…

18 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Flower Walk in Harlech

Earlier this week on the blog our post took a look at the magical Snowdonia Fairy. Well today we’re featuring a fabulous walk not far from the Oakeley Arms where you may have the chance to spot fairies among the beautiful wildflowers of Spring. Where:              Harlech, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 3 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:               …

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