Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras

Flintshire's 'mother' hill


Route outline for walk dn174:

Bwlch Penbarras  -  The Offa's Dyke Path  -  Moel Famau  -  Moel Famau Country Park



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Tower on top of Moel Famau was built to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of George III. It was wrecked by a storm in 1862


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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The highest point of this walk is Moel Famau at 555m (1821ft). Moel Famau is also known as a Welsh Dewey (78th highest in Wales, 139th in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (66th highest in Wales, 860th highest in the UK). Moel Famau means 'Mother Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'moil va-my'. The summit of Moel Famau is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. Moel Famau is the highest point in the county of Flintshire.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Offa's Dyke Path, a 287km (178 miles) linear footpath connecting Sedbury Cliffs in Gloucestershire, England with Prestatyn in Denbighshire, Wales. The Offa's Dyke Path is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Offa's Dyke Path.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 265
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 116
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras

In no particular order . . .

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Moel Famau summit from The Offa's Dyke Path

Moel Famau summit from The Offa's Dyke Path

Photo: Paul Hancock (2)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Jubilee Tower and The Offa's Dyke Path on the summit of Moel Famau

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

Photo: David OLeary (9)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Foel Fenlli from The Offa's Dyke Path<br> on the summit of Moel Famau

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

Photo: David OLeary (10)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Looking South West towards Snowdonia from<br>The Offa's Dyke Path at Bwlch Penbarras

Looking South West towards Snowdonia from
The Offa's Dyke Path at Bwlch Penbarras

Photo: David OLeary (2)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Moel Dywyll from The Offa's Dyke Path North of Moel Famau

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

Photo: David OLeary (11)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - The Offa's Dyke Path approaching the summit of Moel Famau

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

Photo: David OLeary (5)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Moel Famau from The Offa's Dyke Path above Bwlch Penbarras

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

Photo: David OLeary (4)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Foel Fenlli and Bwlch Penbarras from The Offa's Dyke Path<br> on the summit of Moel Famau

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

Photo: David OLeary (6)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys, Moel Arthur and The Offa's Dyke Path<br>from the summit of Moel Famau

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

Photo: David OLeary (7)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - The Offa's Dyke Path sign at Bwlch Penbarras

The Offa's Dyke Path sign at Bwlch Penbarras

Photo: David OLeary (1)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - The shoulder of Foel Fenlli and a distant Snowdonia from<br> The Offa's Dyke Path above Bwlch Penbarras

The shoulder of Foel Fenlli and a distant Snowdonia from
The Offa's Dyke Path above Bwlch Penbarras

Photo: David OLeary (3)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - Moel Famau summit trig point, Jubilee Tower and The Offa's Dyke Path

Moel Famau summit trig point, Jubilee Tower and The Offa's Dyke Path

Photo: David OLeary (8)

Walk dn174 Moel Famau from Bwlch Penbarras - My husband James and our 11 month old daughter Ember on Moel Famau

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

Photo: Samantha Geraldean (1)


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