12 . 02 . 2018

Walking with Children

If you’ve got young children in your family then you’ll know that it’s sometimes a struggle to get them to enjoy, or even entertain, the idea of a day in the great outdoors. As our children’s world is increasingly dominated by computer games, mobile phones, tablets and laptops, it can seem harder than ever for…

09 . 02 . 2018

Flowers for February

Blimey, how did it get to be February already? 2018 is marching on already isn’t it? The first month has flown by, and February is well under way. The days are beginning to get a little longer and the signs of Spring (apart from some February snow!) are in the air, so today we’re celebrating…

07 . 02 . 2018

Snowdonia Slate Trail Opens

About 18 months ago here on the Oakeley blog we shared the exciting news that an all new trail was set to open in North Wales (you can read the original blog post here). Well we’re thrilled to tell you that now, the Snowdonia Slate Trail opens and is fully accessible to walkers and trail…

30 . 01 . 2018

Welsh Gin

If you think of a lovely, ice cold Gin and Tonic, the fact that the gin might have been made right here in our beautiful little country doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But, thanks to a growing trend for gin and gin-based cocktails, and a growing band of niche and local gin producers across the…

29 . 01 . 2018

Cardigan Bay Seals

Cardigan Bay is renowned for it’s array of wildlife and today we’re exploring the resident grey seal population…… The whole sweep of Cardigan Bay (the western coast of Wales from the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula in the north to St David’s Head in the south) provides a wonderful habitat for the Atlantic Grey Seals, and…

26 . 01 . 2018

Beautiful Cardigan Bay Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we celebrated some of the wonderful things about beautiful Cardigan Bay (you can read it here if you missed it….) so why not try this wonderful walk at the weekend. It starts and ends in Harlech and takes in some of the most stunning views along the Bay.…

22 . 01 . 2018

Celebrating Beautiful Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay encompasses Wales’ entire western coastline and stretches from the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula to the opposite tip of the Pembrokeshire coast, as far west as Wales reaches into the Irish Sea. It’s a fantastically diverse area of seascapes, landscapes and mountain views. However, the northern section of Cardigan Bay is one of…

17 . 01 . 2018

Conwy Castle Walk

Following on from our blog yesterday about the history of Conwy Castle, why not try this lovely walk along the town walls and quayside and then to the summit of Conwy Mountain above. Where:              Conwy Distance:          Approx 7 miles Difficulty:          Moderate – good paths but some steep inclines Start:                Car park…

16 . 01 . 2018

Conwy Castle

After the Welsh uprising of the late 13th century, Edward the King of England decided there was only one way to keep the rebels in check. Work soon began in earnest on Edward’s impressive plan to remind the Welsh of their new rulers, and to control any unruly behaviour. His plan resulted in the “iron…

11 . 01 . 2018

New Year Beddgelert Walk

Happy New Year to all our lovely blog readers! We hope that the festive season was filled with fun and laughter. And hands up, who’s holiday was filled with wine, cheese, chocolate and general overindulgence? Oh yes, our hands are up here! Perhaps then, now is the perfect time to work some walks into your…