13 . 08 . 2012

50 Things….

Great days out from the National Trust So far, the school holidays have been a bit of a rainy wash out, so if you’re desperately trying to think of summer holiday things to do with your little angels this summer, don’t despair! The National Trust have launched a brilliant new campaign to get kids out and about and…

08 . 08 . 2012

The North Wales Pilgrim’s Way

Follow the Pilgrim Here at the Oakeley, you know by now that we love a good walk, but this week we’re wondering about an extra special challenge? We’ve heard a few of our guests and customers mention the Pilgrims Way, which is a fabulous long distance footpath that spans the northern coastline of Wales. This stunning…

06 . 08 . 2012

National Eisteddfod of Wales

For Art’s Sake… This week is a very special week for Wales. Never mind all the brilliant successes of Team GB at the Olympics, it’s time for the National Eisteddfod of Wales – the most celebrated, and, some consider the most important, of all the annual Eisteddfodau  that are held each year in Wales. The Eisteddfod is a cultural festival,…

02 . 08 . 2012

Borth-y-Gest Walk

A Beachy Walk Regular blog readers will remember that a couple of weeks ago we featured the lovely village of Borth-y-Gest on the Oakeley Blog, and that we promised details of a fabulous walk there. Well, never ones to go back on our word – here’s the Borth-y-Gest walk. It starts in the main car…

30 . 07 . 2012

Ffestiniog Railway Jazz Trains

Groove Rail There’s something in the air this week at the Oakeley – a bit of a groovy feeling perhaps?? That’s because we’re gearing up for the fabulous annual Ffestiniog Railway Jazz trains. These summer extravaganzas are back by popular demand, and passengers on the Jazz party trains are guaranteed an evening to remember, thanks to the…

26 . 07 . 2012

The Sun has got it’s hat on!

Sunshine at last!! Wow, how giddy are we here at the Oakeley Arms? We are SO happy that the sun has decided to join us this summer at last. Better late than never! Sadly, we don’t have a lot of spare time to spend lazing around in the sunshine, but this lovely weather got us…

24 . 07 . 2012

Precious Bala Photographs Found!

Saving memories! It was revealed last week that an album of precious photographs of welsh town Bala and nearby Llanuwchllyn that were found in an attic in Shropshire, have been purchased by Gwynedd Council, in a bid to save some of the rare pictures. The images depict a way of life long since lost in…

17 . 07 . 2012

Alternative Olympics

Mad Hatter Olympic Games As you know by now, here at the Oakeley Arms, we’re not ones to miss out on a sporting event (especially if it can be enjoyed from the comfort of the bar, ahem!)…. So this week, as London 2012 draws ever closer, we thought we’d investigate some alternative games; just in…

12 . 07 . 2012

Wettest June on record

Wet Wales The Met Office has confirmed that last month was the wettest June since records began, and to be honest, it’s not looking much brighter here at the Oakeley. Any more cloudy days and we’ll have forgotten what the beautiful Snowdon scenery looks like! But, never ones to let a rain-drop or two (more…

09 . 07 . 2012

Welsh Olympic Football

Go Cymru! Now don’t get too giddy! We don’t mean that Wales have conjured up their very own Olympic football team, but we were delighted to hear that quite a few fellow Welsh souls make up a good portion of the hopeful Team GB Football squad at the much anticipated London 2012 Olympic Games. Ryan Giggs, Aaron Ramsey,…

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