Mid Week Day Walk - Moel Famau

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Dec 04

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7.1 Miles4-5 Hours

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.

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