24 . 06 . 2019

Dinas Dinlle Walk

To make the most of this gorgeous spring weather (finally!), this week we’ll feature two fabulous walks on the Oakeley blog…. This first one is a lovely flat route along the Llŷn Peninsula’s northern coastline. Where:              Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 4 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:                Seafront car park in Dinas Dinlle (follow the…

19 . 06 . 2019

Best North Wales Ice Cream

Summer days are just made for ice-creams, so check out the best places in North Wales to indulge in the perfect treat! 1: Cadwaladers Ice Cream, Criccieth Although the Cadwaladers chain of ice cream shops now has branches across Wales and northern England, the famous name now synonymous with some of the best Welsh ice cream…

17 . 06 . 2019

Discover Amazing Anglesey

Wales’ largest island is bursting with rich history, ancient culture and some of Britain’s most beautiful coastline. Join us as we discover Anglesey. There’s a certain magic about island life; one that has captivated the imaginations of mainlanders for centuries. Often seen as remote, inspiring, stoic and independent, islands seem to have an air of…

14 . 06 . 2019

Meet the Grower of British Quinoa

  “Queena what” I hear you shout! Quinoa (pronounced kwin-oa or keen-wah) is a fashionable cooking ingerdient in the 21st century – popular with 5* restaurants and soup kitchens alike. It’s a type of grain (think cous-cous or rice) and a plant of the “goosefoot” family which is primarily found in the Andes. It has been widely cultivated for thousands…

12 . 06 . 2019

North Wales Arts Festivals

For a festival with a difference this summer, sign up for some of the fascinating events and programmes on offer at some of the country’s best arts festivals. If the thought of a festival conjures up images of muddy fields, loud music and raucous teenagers then it’s time to think again…..This summer our beautiful North Wales region…

31 . 05 . 2019

Snowdon Mountain Walk

There are many different routes to the top of Snowdon, but today we’re tackling one of Snowdon’s quieter ascents. Come with us! Where:              Rhyd-Ddu and Ranger Paths, Snowdon Distance:          Approx 10 miles Difficulty:          Hard (one of the easier routes to the summit but the ascent is steep. Paths are generally good, but there are…

30 . 05 . 2019

Walks for the Soul

With the stresses of a busy, modern life on the increase, scientists believe that enjoying a bracing walk that will blow the cobwebs away could certainly inspire a happy mind and a healthy body. “If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish” said English novelist and philanthropist Charles Dickens,…

26 . 05 . 2019

Llandudno Queen of Resorts in North Wales

If you’re staying with us at the Oakeley Arms this summer and are looking for inspiration for days out and things to do, then spending the day in Llandudno – the coastal town that was once dubbed the “Queen of North Wales Resorts” will be a big hit with all the family. Here’s the lowdown…..…

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…

18 . 05 . 2019

Flowers for Father’s Day

  Dad’s Delight Father’s Day is soon upon us, and we’re wondering if Dad’s getting a little fed-up of the pair of socks, action-packed DVD or old crooner CD that usually comes his way on Father’s Day. We’ve decided to think outside the box this year and are doing away with the tired old traditional…

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