08 . 03 . 2020

Ynys Seaweed Walk

Earlier this week on the blog we featured a handy guide to some of the common seaweeds you might spot on the Welsh Coast (read it here). Today, why not try this lovely short walk at Ynys – just the other side of the estuary from us here at the Oakeley Arms – and see…

06 . 03 . 2020

Discover Seaweed along the Welsh Coast

Did you know that there are almost 700 different types of seaweed to be found along the coast of the UK – that’s nearly two for every day of the week! And it’s true that you can eat seaweed for dinner – humans have been eating seaweed for centuries (like the Welsh delicacy of laverbread)…

29 . 02 . 2020

The Shape of Wales – Wales Coast Path

Did you know that right here in Wales, we’re harbouring a world first! In 2012, the Wales Coast Path was opened, making Wales the first country in the world to have a walking route that follows every inch of its coastline. It’s possible to meander, wander and explore an incredible 870 miles of some of…

28 . 02 . 2020

Awesome Aberystwyth Walk

Explore the Edwardian splendours of Aberystwyth Distance/Time:                          6.5km / 4 miles. Start:                                        Along the sea front on Marine Terrace (or use free weekend car park on Queens Avenue behind Marine Terrace) Grid Ref:                                   SN 583 824 The grand architecture and majestic Edwardian and Victorian buildings have put Aberystwyth firmly on the tourist map. And the…

19 . 02 . 2020

Rivers of Wales

The rivers of beautiful Wales are as varied as they are numerous. From small streams trickling down hillsides to powerful watercourses that over centuries have gouged out valleys and tunnelled through rock. From the small River Gwynant in Snowdonia to the mighty River Severn, that flows through four different counties and is the longest river in the UK…

17 . 02 . 2020

Stay Safe in a Flood

If, like much of the country, you’ve been watching the after effects of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, you’ll know that thousands of homes and business across the UK are counting the costs of these two devastating storms – two storms in as many weeks. Mother nature raged fiercely over the weekend, and has left…

15 . 02 . 2020

Ceiriog Valley Walk

This stunning North Wales walk is well worth an afternoon’s amble – the beautiful Ceiriog Valley near Llangollen in North East Wales. Why not take it slow, and slow travel to the start point of the walk – by bus, train or bike? Find beautiful scenery across the Ceiriog Valley Where:              Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog,…

14 . 02 . 2020

The Art of Slow Travel

When it comes to travelling, a new trend is emerging that’s all about slowing down, seeing more and making the most out of the journey. Slow down your Travel and discover the hidden secrets of our beautiful area. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the…

07 . 02 . 2020

Llyn Brenig Reservoir Walk

The start point of this walk is about an hour’s drive from the Oakeley Arms, but the walk is well worth it. It’s quite long so not for the faint hearted but join us back at the Oakeley after the walk for a well deserved meal and a drink!! This walk gives you the chance…

05 . 02 . 2020

North Wales Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea was once the realm of Victorian socialites, but it is recently enjoying a dazzling revival.  In the UK a staggering 165 million cups of good old tea are consumed every day. And we don’t stop at just tea for Britain is the home of the traditional Afternoon Tea, a delicious custom that dates…

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