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…

16 . 10 . 2018

North Wales Wildlife Trust

Snowdonia and North Wales is teeming with wildlife, birds and a huge variety of different plant species; join us as we discover some of the region’s finest Nature Reserves. The stunning landscape of our beautiful region is packed with a huge variety of wildlife, plants and birds, all making their homes in wild spaces, woodlands, meadows,…

14 . 10 . 2018

Bara Brith Championships

Who doesn’t like a slice of rich and fruity Bara Brith with their afternoon cup of tea? It’s the delicious and traditional Welsh fruit cake that has fans all over the world. And if you’re a Bara Brith fan and have your own secret recipe, here’s your chance to showcase it to the world and…

12 . 10 . 2018

National Album Day 2018

This weekend we’re joining in with the rest of the country as we celebrate something special – the great music album. Who doesn’t remember leafing through vinyls or CDs as a teenager in the local record shop, looking for albums from your favourite band or waiting patiently for a new release. However, the way that…

05 . 10 . 2018

Wet Weather Walking

Don’t let rain stop you exploring the great outdoors here in Snowdonia. If you wait for a dry day in the Autumn and Winter you may be waiting a while! Here’s our handy guide to choosing a brilliant waterproof coat and clothing to help keep you dry in all of our glorious Welsh weather, and…