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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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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful walks, easier or harder routes to conquer.. take a picnic and hike to the top, settle down with your family, break out your picnic and take in the breath taking views... best of all .. it's ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Come here regualary and still find different routes some spectacular views and you can either do a calf crunching walk up the purple route to the jubilee tower or leisurely walk on the red tracker rou...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    An easy walk to do in the dark on reasonable trackways makes this a great place for young and old to watch meteor showers or simply stand and stare at the sky.  more »

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