14 . 05 . 2019

Anglesey Red Wharf Bay Walk

Head out on our lovely Anglesey Red Wharf Bay Walk to discover some wonderful secret coves and explore some of the hidden gems of the beautiful Welsh coast. The Welsh coastline is dotted with beaches, bays, inlets and creeks which vary from enormous expanses of golden sands to the tiniest rocky inlets. Whether little or large, each…

09 . 05 . 2019

A Day Out at Zip World

North Wales has been recently dubbed the “zip-line capital of Europe” – all thanks to an incredible attraction set in the heart of historical industrial North Wales. But this is not just any old zip-line……This is not some adventure playground affair where you hold onto an old tractor tyre for dear life, getting cramps in your…

09 . 05 . 2019

Vespa Scooters in Snowdonia

The other day whilst we were out and about in our beautiful Snowdonia, we came across a swarm of beautiful Vespa Scooters – all zipping along and enjoying riding on some of the country’s finest roads (and many that are well known favourite routes for bike and scooter riders – and with views like we’ve…

03 . 05 . 2019

National Gardening Week

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured a piece about one of the most famous Flower and Gardening Shows in the world – the Chelsea Flower Show (read it here) that takes place in London at the end of this month. But did you know that this week (29th April – 5th May)…

02 . 05 . 2019

Chelsea Flower Show

May is the biggest month of the year in every flower lover’s calendar. The warm spring air is filled with the delicious scents of luscious, fresh blooms and the excitement of a great event on the horizon. It’s time for the Chelsea Flower Show of course! This colourful floral feast has been taking place in…

24 . 04 . 2019

How to use up leftover Easter Chocolate

So, Easter has been and gone… and so, perhaps has the Easter bunny. Did she leave a giant stash of eggs that you just can’t seem to get to the bottom of – despite best attempts at eating chocolate for breakfast, lunch and tea? Worry not, because we’ve got some brilliant ideas for you to…

22 . 04 . 2019

A Walk in Aberdyfi

Sitting prettily on the banks of the Dyfi estuary, this little seaside village grew around the ship building and fishing industry. Because of its strategic location in the centre of Wales, it has always been a popular destination. It’s thought that the Romans built a road into Aberdyfi around AD80, but it was the unstoppable…

19 . 04 . 2019

Happy Easter 2019

We’re wishing all our guests and customers a very Happy Easter 2019, from all of us at the Oakeley Arms Hotel here in Snowdonia. We hope the Easter bunny comes to visit 🙂

16 . 04 . 2019

Historic Harlech

Why not make the most of the beautiful Spring sunshine and head out to explore one of North Wales’ gems – just a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. A little bit of history followed by a beautiful walk and maybe a well-deserved drink back here in the Oakeley beer garden afterwards.…

11 . 04 . 2019

Geocaching in Snowdonia

Geocaching is the latest outdoor pursuit craze to hit the UK. Find out what it’s all about and then why not try it yourself? It may not be very easy to get your tongue around, but Geocaching is the latest craze to hit the Great British Outdoors. In a nutshell, it’s a sophisticated version of…