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Moel Famau (listen) is the highest hill in the Clwydian Range and the highest point (county top) of the county of Flintshire in Wales (both the historic county and the current council area). It lies on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire. The hill, which also gives its name to the Moel Famau country park, has been classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985. It is also surrounded by several well-preserved Iron Age hill forts. It is not, as many people think, the highest peak in North-East Wales; this honour goes to Cadair Berwyn. It is also the third-highest peak in the extended AONB of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.Put Moel Famau into our Mold trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mold.
A northern part of the Offa's Dyke long-distance footpath, one of the UK's most popular National Trails, crosses the summit of Moel Famau and the Jubilee Tower. Loggerheads Country Park is nearby.
Moel Famau reviews
Had to play dodge the dog turd and so many irresponsible dog owners with their dogs off the lead and if that wasn’t bad enough be prepared for mountain bikers to come down hill at extortionate speeds.... more
Had to play dodge the dog turd and so many irresponsible dog owners with their dogs off the lead and if that wasn’t bad enough be prepared for mountain bikers to come down hill at extortionate speeds.... more »
Steep medium walk up Moel Famau to see the views at the top. Several routes up and down to explore the area and see the views.
Steep medium walk up Moel Famau to see the views at the top. Several routes up and down to explore the area and see the views. more »
One of my favourite places to go for a walk, me and my dog come here about once a month. There are a few different trails, the most popular being the purple 'Jubilee' route to the summit and tower, which is a ~6km circular trail. This route has diversions to make it steep or easier. (The former of which gets pretty steep!) There are also some low-level, flatter walks. We tried the longer 11km, blue 'Ffrith' route last weekend. It's much quieter than the Jubilee route and the start - winding through the forest - is lovely. This route brings you to the back of the summit, with a very steep climb to the top. The views from the top (~550m altitude) are spectacular on a clear day and definitely worth getting up there for, whichever route you take. (If you come in August, the purple heather is in bloom and looks lovely all over the hills.) The car parks have recently been upgraded from coin-operated machines and now have ANPR pay-as-you-exit systems, which take card payments.
Great walk, lovely views, good carpark, sculptures by Tom, only let down by the few dog walkers who can't be bothered to pick up after there pet. Otherwise great place to visit
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