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Moel Famau, Mold

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Moel Famau is the highest hill within the Clwydian Range, formerly Flintshire Range, on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire in Wales. The hill, which also gives its name to the Moel Famau country park, has been classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985. It is also surrounded by several well-preserved Iron-Age hill forts.A northern part of the Offa's Dyke footpath, one of the UK's most popular National Trails, crosses the summit of Moel Famau and the Jubilee Tower.NameAlthough historical sources attest to a variety of spellings, the only two in common use today are Moel Famau and Moel Fama. The first word moel is a common Welsh place-name element meaning 'a bare hill'. The meaning and preferred spelling of the second element are less certain.Attestations from as early as the fourteenth century consistently show that the second element ends in –a. This conforms to the local pronunciation and is 'the preferred spelling', according to the Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales. The meaning of the 'Fama' is somewhat uncertain, but it is probably a lenited form of a personal name, 'Mama'.
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  • Every time I walk up moel fammau I cannot believe how stunning the views are of the surrounding area. All this on my doorstep. So uplifting and ok it is strenuous in parts but doable for all ages. Wel...  more »
  • If you want to take a Sunday afternoon stroll then there are some great paths, just make sure you have good shoes on and plenty of drinks  more »
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  • Nice easy hill for a walk. Great views
  • Lovely walk and easy under foot. Well kept paths. Parking is easy to. Take plenty of water with you
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