Mid Week Day Walk - Moel Famau
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Pretty easy walk to get to from anywhere in the North West and a great wintery day out!
The path from the information centre follows the shallow, swift-flowing River Alun through a narrow limestone valley filled with elm and oak.
The climb out of the valley includes a short traverse of farmland before clambering through heather fields to Moel Famau, which means mother mountain and at 1,818ft (554m) is the highest of the range. The monument on the summit was built in 1810 to celebrate the jubilee of King George III. Its square tower and spire were wrecked by a violent gale some 50 years later, and the place lay in ruins until 1970 when it was tidied up.
A wide path takes you down to the forest, where it continues down a grassy ride. Country lanes and farm pastures take you down to the banks of the River Alun which guides you back to Loggerheads.
What to bring
It will probably be cold, make sure you have warm clothes
Recommended Kit List
• Rucksack (with a plastic liner bag or cover)
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Walking boots and socks
• Thermal base layer (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Fleece mid layer
• Walking trousers
• Hat and gloves
• Lunch and drink
• Small torch
• Spare food
• Spare warm layer
• Sunglasses and sun cream (if that time of year!)
• Extra thermal leggings and top (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Thermos flask
• Trekking poles
• Personal first aid and medication
• Money for a pub stop at the end of the day!
Food & drink
You’ll need to bring lunch with you and snacks to keep the energy up. Don't forget to eat breakfast!! :)
Make sure you have plenty of water & fluids. A flask of something hot is always good on a cold day.
Good Mountain Foods
• Chocolate of course!
• Sunflower seas
• Nuts & dried fruit
• Energy bars (especially the ones with oats)
At the end of the day if people are up for it we’ll have a drink if everyone’s up for it!