21 . 05 . 2019

Beautiful Bala Lake Walk

Nestled in the heartlands of the Welsh countryside is the historic town of Bala. Famous for it’s lake – Bala Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales at almost 4 miles long. And this lovely spring walk explores the shores of it. Where:              Bala, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 5 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:                Car…

14 . 05 . 2019

Anglesey Red Wharf Bay Walk

Head out on our lovely Anglesey Red Wharf Bay Walk to discover some wonderful secret coves and explore some of the hidden gems of the beautiful Welsh coast. The Welsh coastline is dotted with beaches, bays, inlets and creeks which vary from enormous expanses of golden sands to the tiniest rocky inlets. Whether little or large, each…

22 . 04 . 2019

A Walk in Aberdyfi

Sitting prettily on the banks of the Dyfi estuary, this little seaside village grew around the ship building and fishing industry. Because of its strategic location in the centre of Wales, it has always been a popular destination. It’s thought that the Romans built a road into Aberdyfi around AD80, but it was the unstoppable…

16 . 04 . 2019

Historic Harlech

Why not make the most of the beautiful Spring sunshine and head out to explore one of North Wales’ gems – just a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. A little bit of history followed by a beautiful walk and maybe a well-deserved drink back here in the Oakeley beer garden afterwards.…

15 . 03 . 2019

Beautiful Barmouth Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured a news story about the fabulous new all-weather lifeboat at Barmouth. So, if you’re heading there soon to have a look at the new vessel, then why not try this fabulous Barmouth Walk whilst you’re there? It takes you over the iconic Barmouth Bridge and into…

03 . 03 . 2019

The Offa’s Dyke Path

When the days are long and balmy and the sunlight scatters across the hills and valleys of our beautiful region, turning dreary winter vistas into stunning summer landscapes, it’s the perfect time to be inspired to get out into the countryside and exploring everything the area has to offer. And while there are literally thousands…

31 . 01 . 2019

Beautiful Abergynolwyn South Snowdonia Walk

Explore Abergynolwyn and the ruins of Castell y Bere from the Talyllyn Railway Where:              Abergynolwyn, nr Tywyn, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 6 miles Difficulty:          Moderate Start:                Abergynolwyn Village (alight at the Abergynolwyn stop and head right, towards village centre) If travelling by car, turn off the A487 at Tal-y-Llyn (between Dolgellau and…

08 . 01 . 2019

North Wales Tea Room Walk

Ok ok ok, so we know that January is about dieting and being good and not eating cake, but seriously…. it’s the most depressing month of the year so we need a bit of cake to cheer us up! And with this lovely tea room walk, starting not far from us here at the Oakeley Arms,…

20 . 12 . 2018

Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks 2018

“The Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks has been providing festive wintery walks for all to enjoy for over 25 years,” Angela Charlton, Director of Ramblers Cymru, tells us as we chat about the forthcoming walking festival. The winter walking extravaganza organised by The Ramblers is one of their most popular annual events, with guided walks…

12 . 12 . 2018

Llandudno Coastal Walk

If you’re heading to the coastal town of Llandudno this festive season, then why not try our lovely town walk – with stunning views across the North Wales coast. Where:              Llandudno Distance:          3.5 miles Difficulty:          Moderate – mostly flat but with some steep ascent; all on well defined tracks and paths. Start:…

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