Name:Moel Famau
Hill number:2041
Height:554.8m / 1820ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint], Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych]
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
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,CoH,CoU,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 16124 62674
Summit feature:ground by wall on N corner of tower
Drop:278m
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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Notes:
  • Flintshire [Sir Fflint] historic county top
  • Flintshire [Sir Fflint] current county/UA top

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Direct route up and back from the main car park on a very windy spring evening with R and T. A little light rain and a rainbow when we were up the top. I took a slight short cut on the way back, going over rather than round the final hill.clyoung07/04/2024
With Sal doing Offa's Day 2 N-S from Bodfaridavechaffey07/04/2024
Moel Arthur cp and back.Flatfield16/03/2024
Parked in the main car park. Two paths are offered, one more strenuous than the other. Very cloudy and windy day, occasional gaps in cloud offering great westward views to Eryri.flynn04/02/2024
Parked at main car park for Moel Famau, £2 for 4hrs and £5 all day, very reasonable. Ascended Foel Fenlli first directly, then up Moel Famau via the tourist gravel Path back the same way. Horrible tower thing on top. Shame it was so hazy as the views would have been decent. Dry though, 2hrs for the whole walk.chillyman817/09/2023
With LJanet M16/09/2023
Enjoyable round from free roadside parking 75m down the road from the official paid parking at the top end. Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll via Offas Dyke path, skirting Famau to the east on the way back before enjoyable cut southwards through forest, on an excellent track used by the Rangers 4x4sAlfa1M25/08/2023
Interesting top/tower but no views due to thick mistmazz22/07/2023
In the fogjef31/03/2023
Lovely long walk around the hills as spring began to show. tough ascent with new boots but worth the excellent views and very out-of-place looking monument.joed29326/03/2023
From Moel Arthur car park with off ridge variants (10 km)ByPathsLessTravelled07/03/2023
From Moel Arthur car park, returned by diversion into cwm above Cilcain (10.5 km)ByPathsLessTravelled14/02/2023
From Cilcain water works, ascent direct, descent traversing below ridge of Moel Dywyll and passing Plas-newydd (11 km)ByPathsLessTravelled07/02/2023
From the lane to Bwlch Penbarra, via the Clwyd Forest and hollow blue trail to the summit. Down by the Offa's Dyke Path. My standard route. 6.8km, with 260m of ascent. All my ascents of Moel Fama are recorded at: https://peakery.com/moel-fama-united-kingdom/ My 500th Ascent of Moel Fama, and entry to Level I of the Poly-baggers' Hall of Fame (see at https://sites.google.com/view/baggerswithoutborders/home/polybaggers-register-hall-of-fame). An approximate total of 3,400km, with 130km of ascent over the years.Man of Kernow127/12/2022
out and back from moel arthur car park moel dywyll, moel famau and moel llys y coed (stone circle not on map) 10.5 ks 3 hrsunderhill20/12/2022
A lovely sunny afternoon with fabulous views from the top of the tower. Came up from the car park at Bwlch Penbarras. Number plate recognition then card payment on exiting - £2. Solo.Dangerous Dave25/11/2022
From Bwlch Penbarras car park. easy 5km up and downteamnaughtyfamjam05/11/2022
From Bwlch Penbarra car park to south.jonglew17/10/2022
Bike ride with Borders Gravel Gangmaguidhir25/09/2022
Cycled up to the col at Bwlch Penbarra and whizzed up to the top alongside a fundraiser for a hospice. The last of the Wales historic county tops completed.pclyndes04/09/2022
Started walk from Cilcain, then followed Offa's Dyke path back northRichardW03/09/2022
From car park at col. good track to summit. Popular today with severa dzen on track. Good view point from tower remains. Multicoloured trig point adjacent.cjo28/08/2022
Moel Famau and Foel Fenlli from Bwlch Pen Barres.Mark Jackson28/08/2022
Parked at Bwlch Penbarra car park (only £1.50 for the whole day). Firstly popped to the top of Foel Fenlli, before returning to the car to collect my rucksack for the longer journey north over Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-y-coed, then a big descent and ascent to Moel Arthur, and Moel Plas-yw. As no car to collect me, I had to walk south back along the ridge to Bwlch Panbarra. Mainly on Offa's Dyke trail with many people in glorious sunshine and a refreshing breeze. 21km with 1040m ascent in 6 hours.silverwolf_alan07/08/2022
with K included Moel FenlliFabioski24/07/2022
Straight up and down as the rain advanced. Need to revisit on a brighter day 4.5km in 1hrNicky C23/07/2022
From Penbarras CP, £1.50. Unlike deserted FF opposite, this one had many walkers and 58 primary school children! Not quiet, but superb views.iangalbraith05/07/2022
Drove with Lindsey from WK, parked at Bwlch Penbarra approx 09.00. Followed Offa's Dyke LDP to summit of Moel Famau and Jubilee Tower. Continued on path to Moel Arthur summit then retraced steps to car. Overcast morning, cloud on hills at first, lifted later. Approx 9.56 miles with 2,480 feet total ascent.Skip02/05/2022
Moel y Plas, Moel Llanfair, Moel Gyw, Moel Eithinen, Foel Fenlli, Moel Famaukeithouk02/05/2022
From Bwlch Penbarra car park up ODP. Warm and sunny.vuirich24/03/2022
Coed Moel carpark (£2 to park, but machine wasn't working this time) purple route with the scenic path to the top.M6KIO21/03/2022
Usually go up from forest car park then along the ridge to the Bwlch and back down to the car park - good sunday walk to clear the headWoolly Hattie31/01/2022
Walk up with JessBuckleymon13/01/2022
From Penycloddiau car park, via Moel Arthurwelshe02/01/2022
from Coed Moel Famau car park to summit up purple route and back along offa's dyke pathLancylass31/12/2021
Circular of Moel Famau (clockwise from south), then circular of Foel Fenlli (anti-clockwise from north).Dan Baddeley07/11/2021
Came up from Circain. Not cold but wet with a very low cloud base so didn't see anything at all from the top.davert12312/09/2021
with LFabioski05/09/2021
En route from Chester soloHillNombre04/09/2021
Had a extended walk up to the summit from Tafarn-y-Gelyn with Alma Aurea through the forest. This is at least my third visit to this pleasant summit, bit hazy and grey today but warn.meltdiceburg27/06/2021
Highest hill in the Clwydian rangeNyeBowman05/06/2021
A lovely early summer walk from the car park near Loggerheads. Great views all the way from Cadair Idris to the main Snowdonia ranges.andrewcoles04/06/2021
400th Recorded ascent. From Cilcain WTW, via Cae Newydd to the summit. Descent via Pt. 464m and Ffrith Mountain. Solo.Man of Kernow122/10/2020
Circular walk from Cilcaintomd425/09/2020
With Dave, from car park. Nice weather and viewsrobertgn12/09/2020
Cilcain loopIA_Jones12/08/2020
A very popular walk from the busy car parks. Stunning viewsbardolph06/08/2020
Joey the Hound and RuthCragmole05/08/2020
Joey the Hound and RuthGragmole05/08/2020
Parked at the Moel Arthur car park and walked section of Offa's Dyke path to Moel Famau.ssstevesreeves19/07/2020