08 . 07 . 2019

Real Ale Revival

Once the realm of flat-caps and old-fashioned pubs the art of real ale brewing is currently enjoying a fashionable revival. Join us as we head out on the trail of real ale. At the end of a long walk through the stunning landscape of our beautiful Border counties, there’s no better reward than finding a…

07 . 07 . 2019

Walkers are Welcome in Wales

Walkers are Welcome is an initiative taking Wales by storm. Join us as we find out more about it. Walkers are Welcome is a great initiative which aims to put walker-friendly towns and villages on the map. It all started in the West Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, where the idea of an accreditation scheme was…

07 . 07 . 2019

Beautiful Borth-y-Gest Beach Walk

This is a favourite walk of ours here at the Oakeley Arms, an oldie but most definitely a goodie! And well worth re-visiting during these beautiful summer months! Join us on a lovely walk to discover the pretty coves and hidden bays of Borth-y-Gest. Where:              Borth-y-Gest, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd. Distance:          Approx 4 miles…

27 . 06 . 2019

Anglesey Moelfre Walk

There’s plenty to explore on this lovely walk on the island of Anglesey, including a visit to the famous RNLI Lifeboat Station and explore Moelfre’s fascinating maritime history. Where:              Moelfre, Anglesey Distance:          Approx 3 miles Difficulty:          Easy Start:                Car park in Moelfre (take the A5025 between Benllech and Amlwch, at roundabout follow signs for…

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…