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,…

14 . 06 . 2012

Euro 2012

Wales’ link to the European 2012 championship Ok, so Wales’ National Football team didn’t quite qualify for this year’s European Championships, but there’s still a reason for us Cymro to celebrate the sporting events that are taking place in Poland and the Ukraine this summer. One of the host cities of the games is Donetsk, a large city in…

11 . 06 . 2012

Etape Eryri

Are you up for a cycle challenge? This coming weekend will be one to remember for cycling enthusiasts, as Gwynedd welcomes a brand new cycling event – the Etape Eryri will take place on Sunday the 17th June. Etape Eryri is a cycling race with a difference. Not only are the routes pretty challenging, but they wind, twist and…

09 . 06 . 2012

Gypsy Wood Park

If you go down to the woods today….. Here at the Oakeley Arms, our guests are often asking us for recommendations for fun, family days out, and one of our absolute favourites is Gypsy Wood Park. Gypsy Wood Park is a brilliant outdoor attraction for all the family. Set in twenty acres of pretty woodland, this magical…

05 . 06 . 2012

Meirioneth Bee Boles Project

Ooooo Bee-haive….. Sorry for the buzzingly bad beehive pun, but we couldn’t resist! We’ve got some exciting news here at the Oakeley. We are proud to have hosted the first meeting of the Meirioneth Bee Boles Project last month. The Bee Boles Project is run by the Meirioneth Historical and Record Society and the Meirioneth Bee Keepers Association,…

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