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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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 667 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at the Moel Arthur car park and walked section of Offa's Dyke path to Moel Famau.ssstevesreeves19/07/2020
Rob Rees04/03/2020
From the car park with Rose and Ade, B and R.jenx02/02/2020
With Helen, Joan and Poppy.PeteF19/01/2020
David S02/01/2020
From car park to S along Offals Dyke path. S.CJM17/12/2019
From Moel Famau car park - well signposted.ironwolf30/10/2019
With C. Excellent views, busy top.David Bremner27/10/2019
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
Moel Dywyll a Moel Famau with HarryTarkus27/08/2019
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
Tony Wilson30/08/2018
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