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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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  • A fantastic walk either on the steep route or the more meandering one. Spectacular views all the way with an amazing 360 degree panorama when you reach the top 
  • This is a beautiful mountain to climb in Wales, stunning views, the scenery is breathtaking. I advise to take a back pack with drinks in as the climb can leave you a little thirsty at times. The fores...  read more »
  • If you have a morning or afternoon where you are at a loose end and you are in the area, consider a walk up Moel Famau. It is a bit of a slog (true hill walkers will laugh!) for those of us who are no...  read more »
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