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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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  • Walked up here with my brother and a friend, hadn't done it for about 5 years, other than getting a bit lost in the woods it's a really nice walk with a bit of an incline towards the top but totally w...  more »
  • Me and my girlfriend at the time (don't feel too sorry for me) decided to go for a nice hike up Moel Famau, which previously had never heard of! We parked in the activity area at the bottom that can b...  more »
  • if you like hill walking then this is a place to head for,spectacular views on the way up and even better when you get to the top. its a good walk from the car park, be sure to take food and water and...  more »