12 . 09 . 2018

Ironman Wales 2018

Hands up who saw the amazing footage from this year’s Ironman Wales Triathlon, hosted in the lovely South Wales beach resort of Tenby? And hands up who felt tired just thinking about what the amazing participants had to complete?! A triathlon is defined as a series of swims, cycles and runs and the Ironman Triathlon…

06 . 09 . 2018

Llyn Mair Autumn Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we posted about the stunning Autumnal forest colours that are soon to be in abundance all over Snowdonia. And today we’ve got a wonderful walk for you, to explore the very best of this wonderful time of year – right here from the Oakeley Arms. And when you’re…

05 . 09 . 2018

Autumn Forest Walks in Snowdonia

Autumn is one of the best times to witness nature’s magic across the regions as our finest deciduous forests turn from deep greens to riots of rich golds, oranges and reds. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against…

31 . 08 . 2018

Conwy River Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured an adventure day out of Gorge Walking in Snowdonia, but if your ideal type of day out is something a little more laid back, then here’s a fabulous river walk near Conwy, at the northern edge of Snowdonia. Where:              Dolgarrog, Conwy Distance:          Approx 3 miles…

30 . 08 . 2018

Gorge Walking in Snowdonia

If you’re ready to put your walking skills to the test and push your comfort zones to the next level, then a day out gorge walking in Snowdonia could be just the thing to get your adrenalin flowing. I looked up to see a wall of white, churning water cascading down a vertical drop peppered…

27 . 08 . 2018

Awesome Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a bustling market town occupying a prime spot right in the middle of Wales’ beautiful western coastline. Join us as we discover the gorgeous promenade, rich history and lovely beaches. Aberystwyth, or Aber, as it’s locally known, is one of the largest towns along the craggy coastline of West Wales. This lovely seaside resort…

22 . 08 . 2018

Coasteering in Snowdonia

We get to grips with one of the latest outdoor trends and finds that there’s more to exploring the Snowdonia coastline than a walk on the beach. “We’re doing what?” “Coasteering” “What?” “Coasteering……” “What on earth is that????” Hmmmm, that’s the million dollar question! But coasteering is the latest craze to hit the Snowdonia coastline, and it…

19 . 08 . 2018

Fashionable Flowers

You only have to notice the beautiful hanging baskets outside the Oakeley Arms, with their colourful blooms and beautiful flowers, to know that we love all things floral here. We really think that gorgeous flowers are a great way to add vibrancy and colour anywhere. And why should your outfit be any different? Seeing as…

17 . 08 . 2018

A Day in Pretty Porthmadog

Steaming Ahead in Porthmadog, North Wales Steam trains in North Wales were forever immortalised in the 1950’s by Oliver Postgate’s animated series “Ivor the Engine”, and still today, the steam trains of the Ffestiniog Railway huff and puff their way through the mountain scenery of Snowdonia. Porthmadog is a small town, in the crook of…

13 . 08 . 2018

Coed Y Brenin Forest Walk

One of our favourite forests close to the Oakeley Arms is the mighty Coed-y-Brenin near Dolgellau (just a 15 minute drive from the Oakeley Arms). Literally meaning the King’s Forest (it was once known as Vaughan Forest, but it was renamed to celebrate King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935), it is one of the area’s largest, and most celebrated…