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Moel Famau
555m (1821ft)

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Moel Famau Summit

Photograph by David OLeary

Moel Famau is the highest point in the county of Flintshire.

Moel Famau is classified as a:

  • Dewey (78th in Wal, 138th in Eng & Wales)
  • Marilyn (65th in Wal, 859th in GB)

The summit of Moel Famau is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

 


Moel Famau is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: 265
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 116
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    You can walk to the top of Moel Famau by using any of these 5 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk dn142 Moel Famau from Moel Famau Country Park

    Route Summary: - Moel Famau Country Park, Moel Famau, The Offa's Dyke Path, Bwlch Penbarras.

    Length: 6km (3¾ miles) | Ascent: 293m (ft) | Allow at least: 2½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


    Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras

    Route Summary: - Bwlch Penbarras, The Offa's Dyke Path, Moel Famau, Moel Famau Country Park.

    Length: 9km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 415m (ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk fl155 Moel Famau and Cilcain

    Route Summary: - Cilcain, Y Pentre, Crug Farm, Ffrith, Bryn Fynnon, Moel Famau Country Park, Moel Famau, The Offa's Dyke Path, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-y-coed, Bwlch Arthur, Gronfoel Farm, Cilcain.

    Length: 13km (8 miles) | Ascent: 592m (ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk dn112 Moel Famau and Moel Dywyll from Moel Famau Country Park

    Route Summary: - Moel Famau Country Park, Moel Famau, The Offa's Dyke Path, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-y-coed, Bwlch Arthur, Gronfoel Farm, Cilcain, Y Pentre, Crug Farm, Ffrith, Bryn Fynnon, Moel Famau Country Park.

    Length: 17.5km (11 miles) | Ascent: 728m (ft) | Allow at least: 6½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk dn136 Moel Famau and Moel Dywyll from Bwlch Penbarras

    Route Summary: - Bwlch Penbarras, The Offa's Dyke Path, Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-y-coed, Bwlch Arthur, Gronfoel Farm, Cilcain, Y Pentre, Crug Farm, Ffrith, Bryn Fynnon, Moel Famua Country Park, Bwlch Penbarras.

    Length: 19km (12 miles) | Ascent: 734m (ft) | Allow at least: 6¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Moel Famau, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Moel FamauFellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Moel Famau

    Neil Walker walked up Moel Famau on October 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Car Park. [with] Abi [weather] Very foggy with occasional breaks. - Fantastic views when the mist lifted

    Oliver Hunter climbed Moel Famau on September 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] Parked in and walked from the Forestry Commision car park "Coed Moel Famau". [with] Kat & Adam, Leon & Carolanne. [weather] Overcast and damp which turned to misty with drizzle. No real view from the top (traditional). - Found a "Gruffalo House", which someone had kindly constructed to entertain my 2˝yo son! :)

    Mark Davidson bagged Moel Famau on May 10th, 2006 [with] T [weather] Lovely and sunny.

    Lisa Reid hiked Moel Famau on August 20th, 2008 [with] Ro [weather] Sunny - Walked up to see the Lambanana :)

    Jennifer Beale summited Moel Famau on June 6th, 2015 [from/via/route] Up using Country Park track down via Offa's Dyke Path [with] Charlie Hassall [weather] sunny and very windy

    Leon Harvey conquered Moel Famau on May 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Offa Dyke [with] Solo [weather] Wet and very Windy - Nice track from car park to top

    Marilyn Wadkin scaled Moel Famau on February 27th, 2014 [from/via/route] Loggerheads Country Park car park, Offa's Dyke, Bwlch Crug-glas, Moel Fenlli, Moel Famau then back down to past Ffrith Farm to the car park. [with] Rob [weather] Clear blue skies but a bit chilly

    Stephen Lewis walked up Moel Famau on May 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] Bwlch Penbarras car park [with] Excalibur [weather] Ok then awful...ie.horrendous - Full marathon

    John Cave climbed Moel Famau on November 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] Short route from lower carpark, round and down to upper car park. [with] Ann Cave [weather] Cold, clear and still

    Joanne Mcgawley bagged Moel Famau on June 16th, 2013 [with] Rich [weather] VERY windy but stayed dry miraculously! - 11.88 miles.

    To add (or remove) your name and experiences on this page - Log On and edit your Personal Mountain Bagging Record

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    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Moel Famau

    My husband James and our 11 month old daughter Ember on Moel Famau

    1. My husband James and our 11 month old daughter Ember on Moel Famau
    Photo: Samantha Geraldean (1)

    Moel Famau from Hope Mountain

    2. Moel Famau from Hope Mountain
    Photo: Viv Smith (1)

    Moel Famau from The Offa's Dyke Path above Bwlch Penbarras

    3. Moel Famau from The Offa's Dyke Path above Bwlch Penbarras
    Photo: David OLeary (4)

    The Offa's Dyke Path approaching the summit of Moel Famau

    4. The Offa's Dyke Path approaching the summit of Moel Famau
    Photo: David OLeary (5)

    Foel Fenlli and Bwlch Penbarras from The Offa's Dyke Path<br> on the summit of Moel Famau

    5. Foel Fenlli and Bwlch Penbarras from The Offa's Dyke Path
    on the summit of Moel Famau
    Photo: David OLeary (6)

    Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys, Moel Arthur and The Offa's Dyke Path<br>from the summit of Moel Famau

    6. Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys, Moel Arthur and The Offa's Dyke Path
    from the summit of Moel Famau
    Photo: David OLeary (7)

    Jubilee Tower and The Offa's Dyke Path on the summit of Moel Famau

    7. Jubilee Tower and The Offa's Dyke Path on the summit of Moel Famau
    Photo: David OLeary (9)

    Foel Fenlli from The Offa's Dyke Path<br> on the summit of Moel Famau

    8. Foel Fenlli from The Offa's Dyke Path
    on the summit of Moel Famau
    Photo: David OLeary (10)

    Moel Dywyll from The Offa's Dyke Path North of Moel Famau

    9. Moel Dywyll from The Offa's Dyke Path North of Moel Famau
    Photo: David OLeary (11)

    Moel Famau (centre) from the twin summit cairns on Moel Dywyll <br> on The Offa's Dyke Path

    10. Moel Famau (centre) from the twin summit cairns on Moel Dywyll
    on The Offa's Dyke Path
    Photo: David OLeary (14)


    . . . see all 12 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of Moel Famau


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