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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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  • Living local to this natural beauty we regularly venture here for a refreshing walk. Car parking facility at the start of the walk £2.00 provides security for your car whilst you venture up the variou...  more »
  • Liked it - starts off a bit of a slog, but it eases off as you ascend, which is a nice way to go! Unless it was an acceleration of my strength and fitness. Nice, open summit views - and if it's a litt...  more »
  • This is a Great walk to take. I go quite often just for the view its amazing. It tires you out and kills your f3t and legs the next day but well worth it. Make sure to wear sturdy footqare