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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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  • Ive started at Moed Famau lower car park. Its and easy , well marked walk just follow purple arrow. I took the way back with the Yellow trial which made nice circular walk. The views are beautifully e...  more »
  • Moel Famau serves up the usual, pretty standard hill walking fare but, as always, interesting and challenging enough. I did both the Larches Loop, a fairly flat (though the start is steep/challenging)...  more »
  • We really enjoy coming here in all weathers to walk and enjoy this area of natural beauty. The routes are well demarcated and maintained.  more »
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  • Great place to walk, walk the dogs and see a great view at the top. Can get windy. Bit if a steep walk up, but also a an easier path up there.
  • Views are amazing especially when you reach the top. I gave up smoking 7 weeks ago and was surprised I could do this but I did. So proud of myself, going again next weekend. Even my 6yr old boy made it πŸ‘Š
  • Loved Every second of Today's adventure πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒAmazing place with amazing views. Happy memories from my Childhood πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–xx
  • Great hill, good parking and toilets. Can be busy during the summer months, but if you get there early enough the place is pretty empty. Walk up has numerous options for difficulty, though it can seem mild on way the summit can be very windy, even in August.
  • Fabulous place for a walk. Views from the top are stunning. Great place to walk a dog.

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