09 . 10 . 2019

Newborough Forest Walk

Earlier this week on the blog we explored the stunning wonders of woodland in Autumn. Well here’s your chance to explore a welsh coastal woodland with a lovely walk through the forest of Newborough on Anglesey. You might even spot a red squirrel! Lose yourself in the stunning woodland at Newborough forest. Where:              Newborough,…

07 . 10 . 2019

Woodland Wonders on the Welsh Coast

Soak up the splendour of autumn as we explore some beautiful woodland wonders.      Woodlands and forests during the autumn months are the most magical of places to be. The changing of the seasons is rarely as pronounced as when the trees turn from lush and vivid greens to the golden hues of autumn. Autumn is…

02 . 10 . 2019

Beaumaris Walk

Enjoy a scenic coastal and countryside walk in the gorgeous Beaumaris countryside, on the island of Anglesey. Where:              Beaumaris, Anglesey. Distance:          Approx 6 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:                Outside castle entrance, opposite the White Lion Hotel (there are several car parks in Beaumaris, the nearest is behind the castle). To reach Beaumaris,…

30 . 09 . 2019

North Wales site for Welsh Whisky brand

Any whisky fans who read the Oakeley blog? And what about Welsh whisky fans? We’ve previously explored the history of the iconic Welsh whisky brand Penderyn (you can read the blog post here), but when the Penderyn distillery opened it’s doors in 2004 it was the only whisky distillery in Wales and was the first company…

27 . 09 . 2019

Historic Market Towns of Wales

Roll up, roll up! Wales’s market towns are some of the finest in the UK so this month why not join us we take a closer look at these historic towns. The market towns of Wales are renowned as some of the most elegant in Britain. Bala, Dolgellau, Welshpool, Aberaeron, Pwllheli and Ruthin and Llandovery are among the prettiest market…

25 . 09 . 2019

The Story of the Offa’s Dyke Path

When Offa, the revered Anglo-Saxon King of Mercia, first began his ambitious project to build an enormous linear embankment to separate his kingdom from the neighbouring lands of Powys, it’s unlikely he imagined that hardy walkers would still be ambling along it more than 1,200 years later; but Offa’s legacy is now one of the…

21 . 09 . 2019

Cemaes Bay Anglesey Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we discovered loads of different ways to use the delicious blackberry. Now why not try this walk to see if you can spot any to pick? Join us on a lovely walk in Cemaes Bay, Anglesey. Where:              Cemaes Bay, Anglesey Distance:          Approx 5 miles Difficulty:          Fairly easy,…

18 . 09 . 2019

Brilliant Blackberries

Hands up if Autumn means just one thing – blackberries! Oh yes, that’s us! We love the little sweet berries that are absolutely everywhere this time of year; in bushes, hedgerows, parks, paths and even at the bottom of the garden. They are like Mother Nature’s final sweet summer gift to see us through a…

12 . 09 . 2019

Parys Mountain Anglesey Walk

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we explored the fascinating history of our industrial coastline, and today we’re heading out on a local walk to delve deeper in the history that shaped our nation’s coastline. Explore Anglesey’s industrial heritage at Parys Mountain.   Where:              Amlwch, Anglesey Distance:          Approx 5 miles Difficulty:         …

10 . 09 . 2019

The Industrial Shape of Wales

Industrial landscapes were once considered a blot on the stunning serenity of the Welsh Coast, but digging a little deeper than dusty chimneys and steel structures reveals important and fascinating histories of the industries and the people that helped to shape Wales. The coastline of Wales has been nominated one of the most stunning in…

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