08 . 02 . 2019

A Sweet Deal for Fairtrade Chocolate

Just in case you’ve been locked away in a cave since Christmas and don’t know that every shelf in every shop in the land is now packed full of deliciously plump and round chocolate eggs temptingly encased in sparkles and shiny paper with sickly-sweet promises of a fun-filled Sunday morning tumbling out of each one;…

05 . 02 . 2019

Delicious Welsh Treats

So, what does it mean to be Welsh these days? Is it about the thousands of years of history and culture that we can look back on and be proud of? Is it the ancient language that has adapted with it’s people to become a symbol of legacy, culture and passion? Is it the awe-inspiring…

02 . 02 . 2019

Reasons to Visit Porthmadog in 2019

Steam trains in north Wales were forever immortalised in the 1950’s by Oliver Postgate’s animated series “Ivor the Engine”, and still today, the steam trains of the Ffestiniog Railway huff and puff their way through the mountain scenery of Snowdonia. Porthmadog is a small town, in the crook of the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales…

31 . 01 . 2019

Beautiful Abergynolwyn South Snowdonia Walk

Explore Abergynolwyn and the ruins of Castell y Bere from the Talyllyn Railway Where:              Abergynolwyn, nr Tywyn, Gwynedd Distance:          Approx 6 miles Difficulty:          Moderate Start:                Abergynolwyn Village (alight at the Abergynolwyn stop and head right, towards village centre) If travelling by car, turn off the A487 at Tal-y-Llyn (between Dolgellau and…

25 . 01 . 2019

Smuggler’s Paradise 18th Century Wales

The craggy coves and caves of the Welsh coast were once the perfect hiding place for smugglers and their wares as they travelled the length of the coast looking for trade. Join us as we delve into this fascinating coastal history. The distinctive shape of the Welsh coastline has been formed over thousands of years…

22 . 01 . 2019

Dogs Days in Snowdonia

Our canine companions love nothing more than a bracing winter walk and a good day out, and with lots of doggy-friendly hotspots along the Welsh coast there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind. 1: Nefyn Beach, Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd Set into the wild coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula are some of Wales’ finest beaches, which…

18 . 01 . 2019

Welsh Coast Heritage Railways

All aboard for a trip along one of the Welsh coast’s lovely vintage railways; you’ll be spoilt for choice. “Not very long ago” goes the story of Ivor the Engine, “in the top left-hand corner of Wales, there was a railway. It wasn’t a very long railway or a very important railway, but it was…

16 . 01 . 2019

Visit Penrhyn Castle, North Wales

The dominating grey walls of Penrhyn Castle occupy one of the finest positions on the North Wales coastline. It overlooks the turbulent Menai Straits to the north, and the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the south, and the stunning sea views stretch far and wide to Anglesey and along the coast. But, all is not…

13 . 01 . 2019

Celebrating Santes Dwynwen, Welsh Valentines Day

Uncover your inner romantic and join us on three stunning walks to celebrate Wales’ patron saint of lovers. A long, long, long, time ago there lived a beautiful princess; in fact she was the most beautiful princess in the whole of Wales. Princess Dwynwen was the bewitching daughter of a powerful Welsh king called Brychan…

08 . 01 . 2019

North Wales Tea Room Walk

Ok ok ok, so we know that January is about dieting and being good and not eating cake, but seriously…. it’s the most depressing month of the year so we need a bit of cake to cheer us up! And with this lovely tea room walk, starting not far from us here at the Oakeley Arms,…

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