15 . 05 . 2012

100 Years of the Wildlife Trust

The History of Nature Reserves Calling all nature lovers! The Wildlife Trust nature charity are celebrating 100 years of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts in May. Nature Reserves are such an important part of our local landscape, and these days athey re so accessible to many people, that it’s easy to forget that there…

11 . 05 . 2012

Walkers Save Rare Flower

Trample for Survival! In the news last week is the story that the trampling boots of walkers, the muddy paws of dogs and the squelch of bike tyres have all helped to save a rare flower from extinction on Anglesey. The flower – the three-lobed-water-crowfoot is a not only a bit of a mouthful, but is also part…

08 . 05 . 2012

Vale of Ffestiniog Way

Wales Coast Path to Mountains Link! Well, the fabulous Wales Coast Path opened last weekend to much celebration and excitment. And, in honour of this brilliant footpath, a brand new walking route has been created. The Vale of Ffestiniog Way is a stunning 18 mile circular route that goes from our lovely village of Maentwrog. It leads all the way up one…

04 . 05 . 2012

30 years of the Ffestiniog Railway

A Rail Celebration Well, doesn’t time fly?! A whopping 30 years of the Ffestiniog Railway! You read right – it was in May 1982 that the newly renovated Ffestiniog Railway proudly opened it’s carriages again and the whole route between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog Harbour resumed as it once had done a hundred years previously. The restoration…

30 . 04 . 2012

Wales Coast Path

These boots are made for walking….. Fancy a walk this weekend? Well why not try the brand new Wales Coast Path? On May 5th, the Wales Coast Path will be officially opened, making Wales the first country in the world to have a walking route that follows every inch of its coastline. It’ll be possible…

23 . 04 . 2012

Portmeirion Village Stamp

Pretty as a Picture For our guests and customers that have been to Portmeirion, it’ll be no surprise that this beautiful and bizarre village will feature on a Royal Mail Stamp Collection. The Stamp Collection will celebrate British Heritage and Culture, and features 26 unique location across the UK – each letter of the alphabet representing…

19 . 04 . 2012

Egg-tastic!

And the winner is…… After a brilliant day at the Oakeley Arms on Easter Sunday, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the giant chocolate egg raffle is…..Mr Med Price!  And here’s a picture of us (reluctantly) handing it over    but what a star, he did bring some back in for us all…

16 . 04 . 2012

Barmouth’s Titanic Plaque

Fit for a Hero Who would have thought that the little town of Barmouth would be linked with one of the most famous maritime stories in history? Well, on Sunday 15th April, the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, a plaque was unveiled on Barmouth’s quayside. The simple plaque commemorates Harold Lowe, one of the Titanic’s most heroic officers.…

10 . 04 . 2012

Dolgellau New Bridge

Like a Bridge…. If you’ve been out walking this weekend, you might have noticed that there’s a lovely new bridge in Dolgellau. The £450,000 project was given the go-ahead last winter and was completed just in time for the Easter weekend. The new foot bridge replaces the old one, which crossed the Afon Wnion in the town…

04 . 04 . 2012

Easter Fun

Easter Egg-stravaganza! Easter is very nearly here, that chocolate is so so close! If you’re looking for a way to entertain the whole family over the weekend, don’t forget about the Oakeley Easter Fun day – lots of local, Easter fun in Maentwrog, Gwynedd.  There’ll be a fabulous Easter Egg hunt, as well as stalls, our very own…

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