The stone circle at Moel Famau Peak at sunrise
The stone circle at Moel Famau Peak at sunrise

Flintshire - Moel Famau Peak and Country Park

Climb to the summit of Moel Famau for breath-taking Welsh views

Moel Famau means ‘Mother Mountain’ in Welsh, and this peak is well named – at 554 metres (1818 feet), it’s the highest summit in the Welsh Clwydian Range and the highest point of the county of Flintshire in Wales. It lies on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire.

It sits in the middle of the heather-clad hills of the central part of the Range and has stunning views across the Vale of Clwyd to Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. One of the best ways to reach it is from Offa’s Dyke National Trail. Topped by the Jubilee Tower, this iconic landmark is visible for miles around.

Moel Famau and much of the surrounding land make up Moel Famau Country Park, which attracts about 200,000 visitors each year. It has an impressive landscape of colourful heather moorland, changing to greener grassland pastures on its lower slopes. A few windblown rowan trees and hawthorn bushes stand out amongst the gorse and bilberry.

The peak and the park are both located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views on any walking route you take.

The short walk to the top of this hill rewards you with some beautiful views of both Flintshire and Denbighshire. It's a place full of hidden treasures - keep an eye out for the old quarries and lead mines that are hidden within the woodland and heathland.