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…

14 . 05 . 2019

Anglesey Red Wharf Bay Walk

Head out on our lovely Anglesey Red Wharf Bay Walk to discover some wonderful secret coves and explore some of the hidden gems of the beautiful Welsh coast. The Welsh coastline is dotted with beaches, bays, inlets and creeks which vary from enormous expanses of golden sands to the tiniest rocky inlets. Whether little or large, each…

09 . 05 . 2019

A Day Out at Zip World

North Wales has been recently dubbed the “zip-line capital of Europe” – all thanks to an incredible attraction set in the heart of historical industrial North Wales. But this is not just any old zip-line……This is not some adventure playground affair where you hold onto an old tractor tyre for dear life, getting cramps in your…

09 . 05 . 2019

Vespa Scooters in Snowdonia

The other day whilst we were out and about in our beautiful Snowdonia, we came across a swarm of beautiful Vespa Scooters – all zipping along and enjoying riding on some of the country’s finest roads (and many that are well known favourite routes for bike and scooter riders – and with views like we’ve…

03 . 05 . 2019

National Gardening Week

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we featured a piece about one of the most famous Flower and Gardening Shows in the world – the Chelsea Flower Show (read it here) that takes place in London at the end of this month. But did you know that this week (29th April – 5th May)…

02 . 05 . 2019

Chelsea Flower Show

May is the biggest month of the year in every flower lover’s calendar. The warm spring air is filled with the delicious scents of luscious, fresh blooms and the excitement of a great event on the horizon. It’s time for the Chelsea Flower Show of course! This colourful floral feast has been taking place in…