19 . 06 . 2016

New Snowdonia Slate Trail

We heard the news today about an exciting new local project that the walkers and history buffs among us will love! The new Snowdonia Slate Trail is due to open in the Autumn of 2017, and will be an 85 mile walking route through some of the most important slate quarrying and mining communities in…

05 . 06 . 2016

Wales in Euro 2016

Regular readers of the Oakeley blog will know just how much we love our sport here at the Oakeley Arms, especially Wales’ best game – rugby!! But, whenever any of our international teams do well in their sport, we want to shout it from the rooftops, and so today’s blog post is dedicated to the…

02 . 06 . 2016

Award Winning Welsh Food

Anyone who knows us well here at the Oakeley Arms will know that we LOVE our food. We enjoy a feast on all sorts of delicious flavours and meals – from the ordinary to the exotic, and we love to display our passion for food in our wonderful menu here at the hotel and bar.…

12 . 05 . 2016

Gold found on Anglesey

It’s a little bit of a dream come true, don’t you think? Stumbling across a nugget of gold from a historic shipwreck on a Welsh beach…..Well, for one gold hunter, it was a dream that actually did come true! Vincent Thurkettle, who comes from Norfolk, was the proud finder of Britain’s largest nugget of gold…

26 . 03 . 2016

Glass Butter Beach Festival 2016

Snowdonia and North Wales is becoming something of a haven if you’re a festival go-er, with some of the biggest events on the festival calendar taking place here over the summer months. And as the weather’s getting warmer our thoughts are turning to the summer – long sunny days, balmy evenings, and of course some…

16 . 03 . 2016

Mend our Mountains in Snowdonia

It is certainly true that beautiful Snowdon is most visited mountain in Wales, and with good reason. The highest peak in Wales attracts over half a million walkers, climbers and trekkers every year – who use the mountain’s numerous and well trodden paths to reach the summit, along with a well deserved sense of achievement…

03 . 02 . 2016

RBS Six Nations 2016

Well, are you ready for some rugby??? Finally, it’s that time of year again – almost the start of the RBS Six Nations 2016, and we are pretty excited! We know we bang on about it all the time, but we just love the energy, excitement, passion and drama of a good rugby match. Even more…

28 . 01 . 2016

Wales Year of Adventure

So, what kind of things made it on to your New Year’s Resolution list? Get fit, eat fewer custard creams, drink more water…… yes, us too, haha! But one thing that we think should be top of the list in 2016 is to come and join us here in Wales for the action packed Wales Year…

14 . 01 . 2016

Volunteer for the Capturing our Coast Project

Our local university this week announced plans to take part in the brand new “Capturing our Coast” project. The nationwide project aims to boost our understanding of the UK coastline and all the marine wildlife that lives along it. It’s hoped that more than 3,000 volunteers across Britain will be trained to go out and…

12 . 12 . 2015

Snowdon Street View

By now, the groundbreaking technology behind Google Street View isn’t particularly new or groundbreaking. We’re all so used to being able to pound the streets of Rio, explore the highways of America or take a trip around the Arc de Triomphe and explore streets, roads and motorways in cities and towns across the world, all in…