04 . 12 . 2018

Snowdonia Winter Mountains

Wales is blessed with some of the country’s finest peaks so come and explore them with our guide to mountain walking. When the tough, dark rocks that make up the mountain ranges of Snowdonia were formed in an ancient era, when most of Wales was submerged under primitive oceans, it would have been difficult to…

09 . 11 . 2018

Top Ten Autumn Walks in Wales

Put your best foot forward this autumn The air is crisp and the colours are sharp, making autumn the perfect time of year to enjoy spectacular views and stunning scenery.  Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government Environment Agency, has chosen its top ten autumn walks, so whether you’re a seasoned walker or fancy a stroll with…

06 . 09 . 2018

Llyn Mair Autumn Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we posted about the stunning Autumnal forest colours that are soon to be in abundance all over Snowdonia. And today we’ve got a wonderful walk for you, to explore the very best of this wonderful time of year – right here from the Oakeley Arms. And when you’re…

05 . 09 . 2018

Autumn Forest Walks in Snowdonia

Autumn is one of the best times to witness nature’s magic across the regions as our finest deciduous forests turn from deep greens to riots of rich golds, oranges and reds. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against…

31 . 08 . 2018

Conwy River Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured an adventure day out of Gorge Walking in Snowdonia, but if your ideal type of day out is something a little more laid back, then here’s a fabulous river walk near Conwy, at the northern edge of Snowdonia. Where:              Dolgarrog, Conwy Distance:          Approx 3 miles…

13 . 08 . 2018

Coed Y Brenin Forest Walk

One of our favourite forests close to the Oakeley Arms is the mighty Coed-y-Brenin near Dolgellau (just a 15 minute drive from the Oakeley Arms). Literally meaning the King’s Forest (it was once known as Vaughan Forest, but it was renamed to celebrate King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935), it is one of the area’s largest, and most celebrated…

25 . 07 . 2018

Caernarfon Walk

Explore an ancient castle, a steam railway, a Roman fort and a historic town; something for all the family! On the very northern edge of mainland Wales (just half an hour’s drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms) is the historic town of Caernarfon, which is just brilliant for a family day out. There’s…

13 . 07 . 2018

Criccieth Sunset Walk

This stunning walk along the Welsh Coast Path in Criccieth is a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. It’s well worth exploring the town too, and if you time it right then the sunset over the west coastline of Wales is to die for! Happy walking 🙂 Where:              Criccieth, Gwynedd. Distance:         …

04 . 07 . 2018

Porthdinllaen Walk

Hands up who’s been to the beach in this absolutely stunning weather?! Isn’t it amazing? And who can resist a beach walk – especially one with a pub half way round! Why not try this lovely walk and make the most of the Great British Summer! And it’s not too long either so it’s a…

08 . 06 . 2018

The Mawddach Trail – walk, run, bike

Once part of a busy railway line that boosted the area’s economy and transport links to the rest of Britain, the Mawddach Trail is now one of the most beautiful walks along the Welsh coast line. The point where the river Mawddach spills its contents into Cardigan Bay is widely considered to be one of…