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,…

02 . 07 . 2012

Snowdon Grid References

Lost and Found A new initiative was unveiled last month by the Snowdonia National Park, in order to help lost walkers and climbers on Snowdon find their way to safety. The Snowdon Mountain Rescue Team devised the scheme, in which small grid reference notices have been placed on fence posts, gates and stiles so that disorientated walkers can get back on the right…

22 . 06 . 2012

America Through a Veil of Tears

There are few stories that we come across here at the Oakeley Arms that render us lost for words, but this week we’ve found one. America Through a Veil of Tears is the story of a father’s long journey to come to terms with the loss of his son. Leslie Kay and his son Cai had planned the trip…

18 . 06 . 2012

Beautiful Borth-y-Gest

A beachy day out Our regular blog readers will know by now that we are slightly biased when it comes to the fabulous area we live in; the Oakeley Arms is in Snowdonia, and we think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. We’re always on the look-out for hidden gems in our area,…

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