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Moel Famau, Mold

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Moel Famau is the highest hill within the Clwydian Range, formerly Flintshire Range, on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire in Wales. 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.A northern part of the Offa's Dyke footpath, one of the UK's most popular National Trails, crosses the summit of Moel Famau and the Jubilee Tower.NameAlthough historical sources attest to a variety of spellings, the only two in common use today are Moel Famau and Moel Fama. The first word moel is a common Welsh place-name element meaning 'a bare hill'. The meaning and preferred spelling of the second element are less certain.Attestations from as early as the fourteenth century consistently show that the second element ends in –a. This conforms to the local pronunciation and is 'the preferred spelling', according to the Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales. The meaning of the 'Fama' is somewhat uncertain, but it is probably a lenited form of a personal name, 'Mama'.
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  • We went to Moel Fame today knowing it was going to be cold so we all dressed appropriately , i went up with my husband 2 kids (11 & 6) and my dog , we parked at Moel Fame country park car park which i...  more »
  • A pleasant walk on a good day with excellent views across Ruthin, the Welsh Coast and Merseyside. Not so nice when damp and misty with no view. Can be rough underfoot and slippery in parts. There is a...  more »
  • Follow the Offa Dyke path over Famau to Arthur and you won't be disappointed. Once you have past the Tourist Tower of the Scouse Riviera (Jubilee Tower) you can leave the Weekend Walkers behind and en...  more »