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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, Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top
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 583 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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.marktrengove22/05/2017
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
KJF From Cilcaincrazy02/04/2017
Scouser day outtumpawumpa02/04/2017
Um Honda don't have to.BannerzBaggins01/04/2017
With Val. From Bwlch Penbarras.. Offas Dyke path to Tower on summit. Well made path all the way, returned same route then on to Foel Fenlli. Goow weather. Snowdonia white with snow.mike.hoult08/03/2017
Got to the top with mum from the main car park.Mc101p20/12/2016
Final day of a 140 mile across Wales for Christian Aid. Walked along the ridge from Bwlch Penbaras, finishing at Aifft (Egypt) to the SE of Aberwheeler (having started in Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire)huwthomas15/12/2016
From Loggerheads Country Park (SJ 19776 62606) - Moel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Moel Llys-y-coed - Moel Plas-yw - Moel Arthur. Return via Cilcain & Devil's Gorge (Leete Path) back to start.david23020113/11/2016
An easy run around from the extortionate car park charges for an hour and a halfs joggingShutterlag28/10/2016
The no. 76 bus from Llanbedr to Llangwyfan allows a fabulous linear walk taking in 4 Marilyns: Penycloddiau, Moel Famau, Foel Fenlli and Moel Gyw. Mainly easy going on the Offa's Dyke path, with a few steep deviations onto the summits. Superb views and wonderful little hills. Penycloddiau can be accessed via a steep, faint path off the Clywdian Way above Fron-gelyn, just past a massive iron tank. (The paths marked on the OS map do not exist). Coastguard helicopter rescuing fallen walker on the way up MF, then several dozen school kids at the top!Gill14/10/2016
Continuation of walk from Moel Dywyll, along Offa's Dyke path. Summit very busy, full of people enjoying a sunny, warm autumn day. With JT and HT.Sprog02/10/2016
The difficult scramble up the rocky section near the summit was tough going but it was well worth it to see the spectacular views. We had 3 kids with us and they managed fine.mattfarmer56124/09/2016
Took a while to get to this one despite trying to park a little higher up the hill. It was very hot and this seemed to slow me down even further. All worth it for stunning views and an interesting monument at the top plus a Poke gym which kept Mr U2 amused for a while whilst I got my breath back!thejackrustles05/08/2016
Walk up from Maeshafn. Used Offa's Dyke path. Saw kestral. Good views but not as impressed as others by this hill.trimarc213/07/2016
From car park to South East of Moel Famau. Steady ascent along Offa's Dyke path. Excellent views of much of North Wales and parts of Cheshire/Merseyside.muzza207/07/2016
Bagged whilst walking the Offa's Dyke pathRamblingpaul26/06/2016
Marilyn 3 of 4 tonight. Solo. Nice evening stroll from south.assynt_bob31/05/2016
Double ascent.apollo100102/05/2016
Whilst walking Offa's Dyke Path.Gayle24/04/2016
From Bwlch Penbaras. Moel Famau and Foel FenlliAlunRees3104/04/2016
On epic round trip from Aberwheeler along mountain ridge and back along Afon Clwyd with Martin. Sunshine and storms!John Eley27/03/2016
up from the forestry carpark. great views in good weather. on to moel arthurAvidSockWearer28/02/2016