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Name:Moel Famau
Hill number:2041
Height:554.8m / 1820ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoU), Flintshire [Sir Fflint] (CoU)
County (CoH):Flintshire [Sir Fflint] (CoH)
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 16124 62674
Summit feature:ground by wall on N corner of tower
Col:277m  SJ183517  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Observations:summit is 45m from trig point (SJ 16167 62656) on a bearing of 292 degrees
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Moel Famau (Final).doc
Comments:Height of centre of tower measured with Leica 530 GPS is 561.3m which compares with 561.5m as measured by Abney level and Leica Disto A8
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  • Flintshire [Sir Fflint] historic county top
  • Flintshire [Sir Fflint] current county/UA top

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With Dad, Moel Gyw, Foel Fenlli and Moel Famau via Offa's Dyke.otis.laws20/10/2019
Foel Fenlli > Moel Famau > Pt. 474m from GR: SJ 16160 60570 [Bwlch Penbarra]ronaldo33315/09/2019
Foel Fenlli > Moel Famau > Pt. 474m from GR: SJ 16160 60570 [Bwlch Penbarra]Hippster15/09/2019
with Frank and Brian from Loggerheads car park on a hot day, onto to Moel Famau.Lou25/08/2019
Bwlch Penbarra car park is essentially an 'honesty box' car park. There are no prominent signs showing a parking fee, or a penalty for not paying. The 2 remaining machines are out of the way, unsigned. The council clearly knows that any parking ticket could be contested and they would lose. Like a lot of other rural car parks, inc. some Nat Trust CPs! Pleasant walks up both hillshenryfm23/08/2019
Moel Famau and Foel Fenlli from Pen BarrasLongwojo12/08/2019
Walked the route from Loggerheads Country Park car park (£5 for all day parking) and then came down the path leading to Coed Moel Famau car park.lizxgrundy29/07/2019
Easy walk up from western car park overlooking Ruthin. Low cloud meant no views unfortunately, just started to clear on return to car! Second visit needed.Eliza10012/07/2019
With Raisinalways_more_up03/07/2019
Offas Dyke path, parked at old Pub carpark (grid ref in other comments) walked Moel Gyw then back on self to Foel Fenlli and Foel Famau and return. According to watch total distance 17.9km, 1580m elevation gain and 4hrs with stops.Stevooo26/06/2019
Climbed North to South along Offa's Dyke PathPeapod2131/05/2019
Parked in Coed Moel Famau car park (£2 all day which you need in change to get into the car park via barrier). Followed Blue path up. Amazing views and found a spot out of the wind to cook up some lunch.Hippy7730/05/2019
Parked in car park to south (£1.50 all day) for both Moel Famau and Moel Dywyll SJ161605.David Evans14/04/2019
Used the route from the top of the Bwlch Pen Barras, starting from The Hut, no access problems to report. Path in good condition though slightly broken on steeper ascent near summit. Fine views from the Jubilee Tower though slightly hazy on the daygiant_hiker06/04/2019
Walked up from Coed Moel Famau car park, followed the hard path up through the forestry. Quite steep in places but a pleasant walk. Pretty good view from the top though a little hazy.Laura.W27/03/2019
Walks for all ages in North East Wales; Purple route.WaggaWagg02/03/2019
Clwydian Sheeptracks Racerhif724/02/2019
Self clip on Open to OffasMichaelF22/09/2018
6.1 mile walk from Coed Moel Famau car park, followed good path through woods onto Moel Famau (2nd time, bagged in 2006), then followed big ridge path down to Moel Penbarra (25m prominence), down to Bwlch Penbarra, climbed up steeply onto Foel Fenlli and then south to Moel Eithinen, followed Offas Dyke path back north contouring Foel Fenlli back to bwlch and followed road to car park. Then drove round to our second walk of the day (Moel Gyw and co). Changeable weather; from cloud to showers to sun, few people about, amazing views to Snowdonia and over to Liverpool.DanTrig25/08/2018
Steep but enjoyable. Busy up the top and a little hazy from a fire burning nearby.Ganymede01/08/2018
Parked at Bwlch Penbarra (£1.50 all day) with Elizyanne. Good views from top of tower.GmacT23/07/2018
Started from the car park at the end of the forest and ascended to the summit and then went on to bag the Tump of Moel Dywyll on a very hot day and 12 MilesWayne Mac30/06/2018
Walk with mum, jojo and dad from bottom car park. Got lost through the bracken for a while. Steep accent to summit.shriver23/06/2018
From Moel Famau Car park (£2) . Quite steep in places, beautiful views. Choice of Jubilee tower top (man made) or trig point.Janie03/06/2018
Left bike in car park and walked up, part of a cycling trip round Walestsharp31/05/2018
From Cilcain.Nick Caunt01/04/2018
Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll and Moel Famau, from the North, cloudy but dry day, with FrankLou30/03/2018
Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll and Moel Famau with Lindsay Shaw.knarf30/03/2018
Fourth ascentPeteF11/03/2018
Parked at Bwlch Penbarra (cheap at £1.50 all day) and walked up main path to summit trig (interesting feature is Jubilee Tower). Last few hundred metres in cloud so no view. Windy cold day, cloud on the top but sun in the valley. With LF.Skip28/01/2018
Moel y Parc, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll, Moel Famaukeithouk21/01/2018
From Bwlch Penbarras car park. Easy track to summit. Great views. Company Solo. 2/6 marilyn dayiandesbottes01/01/2018
Christmas walk with Izzy, Jenna, Guy & Simone. Very cold and windy on the top, but lots of people (mostly underdressed). A great day.MrHallorann27/12/2017
Nice Christmas Eve stroll from the carpark up the offer dyk path to the summit and Trig. one of my favourite hill summitsjmistry8624/12/2017
Climbed from Cilcainadiosboss08/10/2017
with mat and dogmy-list24/09/2017
From North on round of Moel Dywyll, Moel Famau, Moel Llys-Y-Coed, Moel Arthur and Moel Plas-yw. Good views although rain clouds approaching.PeterD07/09/2017
One hour,two and a half mile walk for this county top starting at the car park on the minor road off the A494 between Ruthin and Mold, £1.50 all day. Snack wagon but no toilets.WAYNE ROWLETT24/08/2017
Purple path up (steep ascent), then long path down (gentle descent), from bottom car park. Weather good, summit clear. 3hrs.bhornsby21/08/2017
With E. From Loggerheads Country Park car park along River Alyn, Bryn Alyn, track N of Ffrith mountain, S along Clwydian Way to summit. Jubilee Tower impressive! Return E through woods, Rhyd-yr-Eilun and minor road. Lovely walk. Finished with a pot of tea back at Loggerheads cafe.Beeliner07/08/2017
Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-Y-Coed, Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Mynydd Y Parc. Nice day after the rain showers stopped!!Alunrees3331/07/2017
I parked at the top gate and found the last push gruelling but then I have a disability and used this walk to push myself. It's a well signposted and obvious path that is easy to walk for most people. I just struggled because of my disability, however I did it!karhimel10/07/2017
How nice it was to see hundreds of people of all ages enjoying this little gem of a hill on a beautiful day!IanHHill02/07/2017
With 13 members of SWOG on a fine summer's day on a long loop to Loggerheads.Phreerunner02/07/2017
A bit of Offa's Dyke, Clwyd ForestMountain Goat25/06/2017
Note to self - do not climb again on a Sunday The whole of Wales seemed to be there with their dogs.NormanW11/06/2017
My 300th ascent. Wild SSW wind, but dry and sunny - again. Solo.Man of Kernow122/05/2017
From Car Park at Bwlch Penbarra (£1.50 all day) followed main path up to Jubilee Tower. Detoured off to take in Moel Dywyll, then from Moel Famau, took the south east path down through the forrest to the other car park and picked up the footpath over From Hen and Foel Fenlli. From there took the steep decent back to the car, about 3 hour round trip. Bright sunny day with some strong winds near the tops but great views from the summits.Stormcrow15/04/2017