13 . 07 . 2017

Snowdonia Sandcastles

Sandcastle building is one of the greatest pleasures of a day at the beach, for old and young alike. The coastline of Snowdonia has plenty of gorgeous beaches for building practice too….. It’s a common scene on beaches along the Welsh coast – the careful planning, the furious digging, the patting and shaping, and lastly the…

10 . 07 . 2017

The History of Tea

“A cup of tea is a cup of life” goes the ancient saying, and who are we to disagree? Tea has been so ingrained into every part of our society that most people (me included) would be pretty lost without it. Crisis or shindig; commiseration or relaxation, or simply because we could murder one; we…

10 . 07 . 2017

The History of Tea

“A cup of tea is a cup of life” goes the ancient saying, and who are we to disagree? Tea has been so ingrained into every part of our society that most people (me included) would be pretty lost without it. Crisis or shindig; commiseration or relaxation, or simply because we could murder one; we…

06 . 07 . 2017

Cycling in Snowdonia

The Welsh coast’s stunning scenery and beautiful landscape is the perfect place to explore on two wheels; so dust off the bike, pump up the tyres and join us on a cycling adventure fit for the whole family. It’s true that there is a lot to see all along the Welsh Coast. And it’s not…

06 . 07 . 2017

Cycling in Snowdonia

The Welsh coast’s stunning scenery and beautiful landscape is the perfect place to explore on two wheels; so dust off the bike, pump up the tyres and join us on a cycling adventure fit for the whole family. It’s true that there is a lot to see all along the Welsh Coast. And it’s not…

03 . 07 . 2017

48 Hours in Porthmadog

Welcome to our new series of travel blogs here on the Oakeley blog. This is where we’ll discover the very best places to visit in Snowdonia and North Wales – with just a weekend to explore, we’ll give you the lowdown on where, when and how to visit! So if you had just 48 little…

03 . 07 . 2017

The Life of Harry Houdini

The room was deathly quiet. Tension clung to the hot, sticky air that swirled under chairs and over the audience; taking the breath from their throats as they stared at the black curtain on the stage. A crash, a smash and a scuffle came from behind it and eyes widened almost to breaking point in…

26 . 06 . 2017

Best Snowdonia Picnic Spots

As the longer (and with any luck warmer) days of summer roll out lazily before us, one of the nation’s favourite pastimes is to pack a picnic and head to the great outdoors to enjoy a feast. And packing for a picnic is a truly personal affair – some won’t mind the usual cheese and…

26 . 06 . 2017

Best Snowdonia Picnic Spots

As the longer (and with any luck warmer) days of summer roll out lazily before us, one of the nation’s favourite pastimes is to pack a picnic and head to the great outdoors to enjoy a feast. And packing for a picnic is a truly personal affair – some won’t mind the usual cheese and…

25 . 06 . 2017

Snowdonia Slate Mines

A quiet corner of north Wales holds deep buried secrets to the area’s bustling industrial past From a distance, the mountains that surround the little town of Blaenau Ffestiniog are breathtaking in their quiet beauty, but dig a little deeper and there is a treasure trove of secrets to unlock; a glimpse of a noisy…