06 . 05 . 2013

1st Anniversary of the Wales Coast Path

Can you believe a whole year has whizzed by since the Wales Coast Path opened on the 5th May 2012? No, neither can we! The path has been a huge success, with statistics showing that almost 3 million people had used the path in 2012 and that it is worth approximately £16million to the economy…

18 . 04 . 2013

Armchair Mountains

Thanks Google! Here at the Oakeley Arms we are in danger of waxing lyrical about the stunning scenery, beautiful peaks and the fabulous mountains of Snowdonia that are all on our doorstep. And we’re usually in no doubt about a walk, hill or trail to recommend to guests or customers if they want a spot…

22 . 09 . 2012

Snowdonia Autumn

Awesome Autumn Here in Snowdonia, the relentless summer showers have finally given way to beautiful late September days. There’s no denying that Autumn is well and truly on it’s way – there’s a chill in the evening air and sometimes a sprinkling of frost on the Oakeley lawns first thing. We snapped this picture of the beautiful mountains…

08 . 08 . 2012

The North Wales Pilgrim’s Way

Follow the Pilgrim Here at the Oakeley, you know by now that we love a good walk, but this week we’re wondering about an extra special challenge? We’ve heard a few of our guests and customers mention the Pilgrims Way, which is a fabulous long distance footpath that spans the northern coastline of Wales. This stunning…

02 . 08 . 2012

Borth-y-Gest Walk

A Beachy Walk Regular blog readers will remember that a couple of weeks ago we featured the lovely village of Borth-y-Gest on the Oakeley Blog, and that we promised details of a fabulous walk there. Well, never ones to go back on our word – here’s the Borth-y-Gest walk. It starts in the main car…

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…

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…

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…

03 . 01 . 2012

Oakeley Ffestiniog Valley Walk

Ffestiniog Valley Walk We love a bracing winter walk here at the Oakeley Arms, and we don’t need much of an excuse to drag the walking boots from the cupboard, fill up the thermos and head out for an amble. The forecast’s pretty good this weekend, so what are you waiting for? Try our brilliant…