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,…

01 . 06 . 2012

Queen Facts

I bet you didn’t know…. No, silly! We’re not talking about Queen the legendary rock band (although now you come to mention it, that would make a v good future blog post….), we’re on about Her Majesty the Queen! In honour of next week’s diamond jubilee, we’re celebrating with some weird and wonderful facts about Queen Elizabeth II. How many…

29 . 05 . 2012

Jubilee Garden Party

Party fit for a Queen! Gosh, we are being spoilt next week. Not only have we got a fabulous four-day-weekend, thanks to the extra-long bank holiday weekend, but we’ve got the brilliant Oakeley Arms Jubilee Garden Party to look forward to. This fabulous event will take place on the bank holiday Monday 4th June, and will…

18 . 05 . 2012

Rachel Hall Musician

Musical Sundays We’re very lucky here at the Oakeley Arms to have many talented people living close by, and we love it when they pop in to entertain us and our customers. Regulars to the famous Oakeley Arms Sunday carvery will know that we love to have some musical accompaniment while we dine, and we’d…

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