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Moel Famau

There are many ways to ascend and descend Moel Famau. It's an easily accessible peak and a moderately fit person will have no problem walking to the top and back down from one of the two car parks operated by the Country Park.
 
The easiest route is to park at the top car park at Bwlch Penbarra (car parking at 1 for all day). Then follow the obvious and well marked path all the way to the top, returning by the same route. It should take a few hours with stunning views across the vale of Clwyd to the Snowdonia range in the distance.
 
The path is part of Offa's Dyke and there is a clear view across the ancient hill fort at Moel Arthur to Prestatyn and the Irish Sea.
 
From the Jubilee Tower there is an unrestricted panorama including, the Irish sea, Snowdonia, Vale of Clwyd, across the Arans to Cadair Idris, the Cheshire plains and across the Dee estuary to the fine city of Liverpool with the two cathedrals standing prominent.
 

Planned Jubilee Tower
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This would have stood 160ft tall.

Originally The Jubilee Tower was a planned monument to mark the 50th anniversary of King George III and the first stone was laid in 1810. It was planned to be a 160ft tall egyptian style monument. It was never finished and in 1862 the remnants were ruined in a storm. Plans were made to resurrect it for Queen Victoria's Jubilee, unfortunately it was never finished again. But what remains today is a welcome shelter for walkers seeking a a quiet place to shelter when the weather turns bad.

The Jubilee Tower Ruin
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The ruin of the tower greets the walker at the top.

As time goes by BST will build a series of countryside walks suitable for both those who prefer a gentle stroll and also for the hardier souls who like the challenge of mountains in all weathers.
 
Please keep coming back and check out the walks.

 
 
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