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Name:Moel Famau
Hill number:2041
Height:554.8m / 1820ft
Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoU)
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint] (CoU)
County (CoH):Flintshire [Sir Fflint] (CoH)
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Class:Marilyn, Hump, 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
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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
Scouser day outgrumpyshit02/04/2017
KJF From Cilcaincrazy02/04/2017
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
A lovely long walk from Moel Arthur, along the Offa's Dyke Path up to Moel Famau. I really thought I wasn't going to make it at some points! But we did and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic views all around over land and sea.satan hardens03/08/2016
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
From car park Bwlch Penbarra along well made path on Offa`s dyke path to tower on Moel Famau then somewhat more slippery and wetter part of Qffa`s path to cairn on Moel Dywyll, Miserable weather.mart079720/02/2016
Walked with Leigh, Maria and TrickseyTomW199124/01/2016
2mFM Radio Activation. NW-044.Petem0hqo10/01/2016
Parked on the road and wandered up from Bwlch Penbarras to the summit. Not too busy today. Great views though a touch hazy over to Snowdonia.Peterb23/10/2015
Warm Indian summers day - with Nic. Busy with visitors on summit.andrew larkins27/09/2015
Doing part of Offa's Dyke Path as well as the trig. Very busy with hazy views all round.BigJ19/09/2015
Easy walk from top car park (1.50 for the day) up the path to the summit - sign posted. Easy to find. Amazing views!Lesley Jackson04/09/2015
Stayed at The Golden Lion at Llangynhafal with Kathryn. Took what I though was a short cut from the pub straight on to the hills but ended up covering a lot of the same ground that we had walked the day before! Was a hot day and had overestimated the miles we were hoping to do so my daughter who was staying in the area gave us a lift to Castle mill. Ended up only walking 6 miles today due to the terrain and the heat!Suzyj10/07/2015
With Minnie, Parked at 172 647 straight up Clwydian Way & back, easy up & down, pleasant scenery. longer walk planned but cloud/heavy rain meant no views so made it a there & back walk.apricorum07/07/2015
Main route up from car park. Loved itAJ_UNSWORTH01/07/2015
Parked outside school just off the B5429. North to Hirwaen. Path past Fron Goch and north to Nany y Ne. Followed the river until close to the summit. Then up to the busy ruined tower which crowns the top. Returned south along Offa's Dyke. Just over 6 miles. Forecast was for heavy rain all day, there were just a few spots all day. Magnificent.callumorr13/06/2015
Dry (but wet feet from earlier, have blisters :(dentalchimp24/05/2015
Part of the walk from the foot of Moel Arthur to Clwyd Gate on the Offa's Dyke trail. Walked up Moel Arthur, down to the c ra park, then up Moel Famau , down to the car park, up across the Clwyd Ridge and on to Clwyd Gate - roughly 9 miles in all!jimbrat9117/05/2015
6/12 Climbed as part of double bag after Moel Dywyll. Well worth climb although big crowds at topFergalh18/04/2015
Route - Plymog - Bwlch Crug Glas (Ringed Ouzals spotted)- Bwlch Pen Barra - to the summit of Moel Famau (the busy bit!) with its ruined obelisk tower (short lived but must have been impressive. To escape the crowds we descend via Brithdir Mawr - then through the forestry to Pen y waun - Fron Heulog and finally our start (a long trek)briandavies10/04/2015
from carpark at col. Mist and windThearlaichdubh28/03/2015
200th recorded ascent. Wild SSW wind, but dry and sunny.marktrengove07/03/2015
Parked at Loggerheads, went up steep route.Steve8103/01/2015
with Peter on his first SOTA activationM0YDH19/12/2014
Nice afternoon walk with my sister and my 74 year old Mum :)- I hope i'm still climbing hills and mountains when i'm in my seventies...Erika22/09/2014
Parked in the higher car park at the foot of Moel Fenilli. Ran to the summit of Moel Fenilli and then across to Moel Famau and onward to Moel Aurther and back again. Great views and easy access to all summitsChris92030/08/2014
Parked at the viewpoint car park near Bwlch Penbarra, and walked up and down the Offa's Dyke path.Malbow03/08/2014
Up from forest car park on hot day.Round trip to include Foel Fenlli.Would be good views but hazy in distance.With Bridget and Oscar.catman26/07/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge26/07/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie26/07/2014