14 . 06 . 2012

Euro 2012

Wales’ link to the European 2012 championship Ok, so Wales’ National Football team didn’t quite qualify for this year’s European Championships, but there’s still a reason for us Cymro to celebrate the sporting events that are taking place in Poland and the Ukraine this summer. One of the host cities of the games is Donetsk, a large city in…

11 . 06 . 2012

Etape Eryri

Are you up for a cycle challenge? This coming weekend will be one to remember for cycling enthusiasts, as Gwynedd welcomes a brand new cycling event – the Etape Eryri will take place on Sunday the 17th June. Etape Eryri is a cycling race with a difference. Not only are the routes pretty challenging, but they wind, twist and…

09 . 06 . 2012

Gypsy Wood Park

If you go down to the woods today….. Here at the Oakeley Arms, our guests are often asking us for recommendations for fun, family days out, and one of our absolute favourites is Gypsy Wood Park. Gypsy Wood Park is a brilliant outdoor attraction for all the family. Set in twenty acres of pretty woodland, this magical…

05 . 06 . 2012

Meirioneth Bee Boles Project

Ooooo Bee-haive….. Sorry for the buzzingly bad beehive pun, but we couldn’t resist! We’ve got some exciting news here at the Oakeley. We are proud to have hosted the first meeting of the Meirioneth Bee Boles Project last month. The Bee Boles Project is run by the Meirioneth Historical and Record Society and the Meirioneth Bee Keepers Association,…

01 . 06 . 2012

Queen Facts

I bet you didn’t know…. No, silly! We’re not talking about Queen the legendary rock band (although now you come to mention it, that would make a v good future blog post….), we’re on about Her Majesty the Queen! In honour of next week’s diamond jubilee, we’re celebrating with some weird and wonderful facts about Queen Elizabeth II. How many…

29 . 05 . 2012

Jubilee Garden Party

Party fit for a Queen! Gosh, we are being spoilt next week. Not only have we got a fabulous four-day-weekend, thanks to the extra-long bank holiday weekend, but we’ve got the brilliant Oakeley Arms Jubilee Garden Party to look forward to. This fabulous event will take place on the bank holiday Monday 4th June, and will…

18 . 05 . 2012

Rachel Hall Musician

Musical Sundays We’re very lucky here at the Oakeley Arms to have many talented people living close by, and we love it when they pop in to entertain us and our customers. Regulars to the famous Oakeley Arms Sunday carvery will know that we love to have some musical accompaniment while we dine, and we’d…

15 . 05 . 2012

100 Years of the Wildlife Trust

The History of Nature Reserves Calling all nature lovers! The Wildlife Trust nature charity are celebrating 100 years of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts in May. Nature Reserves are such an important part of our local landscape, and these days athey re so accessible to many people, that it’s easy to forget that there…

11 . 05 . 2012

Walkers Save Rare Flower

Trample for Survival! In the news last week is the story that the trampling boots of walkers, the muddy paws of dogs and the squelch of bike tyres have all helped to save a rare flower from extinction on Anglesey. The flower – the three-lobed-water-crowfoot is a not only a bit of a mouthful, but is also part…

08 . 05 . 2012

Vale of Ffestiniog Way

Wales Coast Path to Mountains Link! Well, the fabulous Wales Coast Path opened last weekend to much celebration and excitment. And, in honour of this brilliant footpath, a brand new walking route has been created. The Vale of Ffestiniog Way is a stunning 18 mile circular route that goes from our lovely village of Maentwrog. It leads all the way up one…

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