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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 โ€“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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  • Myself, 11 year old son and our dog visited here today. We took the moderate route which at parts quite strenuous . Fanstatic views at the top!..ยฃ2 is required for the car park pay on arrival.  more »
  • A great place for a walk with the family, we did a circular walk from Cilcain passed the reservoirs to the Offas Dyke path then along to Moel Famau and then down into Cilcain. Well marked paths, great...  more »
  • A great walk, fantastic views from Snowdonia to Cheshire. Worth the push up the last steep slopes, even the air tastes and smells amazing  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 ๐Ÿ‘Š
  • Loved Every second of Today's adventure ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ŒAmazing place with amazing views. Happy memories from my Childhood ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–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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