Moel Famau Country Park
Climb to the top of Moel Famau mountain on this circular walk through the stunning Moel Famau Country Park. The walk starts at the car park at Bwlch Penbarra and immediately picks up the Offa's Dyke Path to take you to the 1818ft peak. Part of the Clwydian Range the mountain peak proffers wonderful views of the Wirral, Merseyside, Snowdonia, the Dee Valley and the coast. At the summit you will also find the 19th century Jubilee Tower constructed in 1810 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of King George III. The climb from the car park is not too strenuous so would suit reasonably fit walkers. It also takes place on a good path. From the summit the trails then descend through the Clwyd Forest before returning you to the car park.
If you'd like to continue your walking in this beautiful area then you could visit the nearby Loggerheads Country Park. Located just a few miles to the east it contains dramatic limestone cliffs, wooded gorges and secluded grasslands next to the River Alyn.
Also of interest is the Iron Age Hillfort at Moel Arthur just to the north of the park.
Moel Famau is located near Mold in Flintshire.
PostcodeLL15 1US - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Moel Famau Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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After your exercise head to the Druid Inn in Llanferres on Ruthin Road (Postcode:CH7 5SN). Here you'll find a tremendous olde worlde atmosphere with low beamed ceilings and in the winter roaring log fires. The pub has a great menu, a nice outdoor seating area with countryside views and is also dog friendly.
Also on the Ruthin Road is We Three Loggerheads. This pub is set in a restored 17th century coaching inn with a traditional bar and a beautiful vaulted restaurant.
The country park is dog friendly and a very popular place for dog walkers. Some areas of the park include grazing animals so please keep your dog on a lead as there have been problems with dogs attacking sheep.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the hill top you'll find Foel Fenlli. This neighbouring hill is a more peaceful alternative and includes the remains of an interesting Iron Age Hillfort with ramparts. You can reach the hill by following the Offa's Dyke Path south from the summit for about 2 miles. Or start from the Bwlch Pen Barras car park which is slightly closer.
The Mold Walk visits the park from the town, passing through Loggerheads on the way. The historic town has some interesting old buildings including a Grade I listed church.
To the north is the climb to Penycloddiau, one of the largest hill forts in Wales.
For more walks in the AONB see the Clwydian Range Walks page.