Moel Famau

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aratelli
Chester-le-Street, UK302 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
A steady, and at times, challenging walk up to the top, though there are alternative routes - an easier one a one for children where they can identify various aspects of nature. There’s a map at the car park so you can plan your route.

At the car park, there are free toilets, play park and picnic benches but note that the car park is £1.50 cash only (we had to turn around and get cash back at a nearby garage!)

It took us 1 hour 30 minutes to climb to the top (we are both relatively fit) following the normal route. Amazing panoramic views at the top where you will find the jubilee tower.
Written August 28, 2021
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Ben
North Wales, UK1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
Instead of holidays this summer we’ve spent our free time exploring our local area. We’ve lived in North Wales for a year and hadn’t got round to climbing Moel Famau as I always thought it would be daunting with two kids (9&7). I needn’t have worried as they bounded up like little mountain goats, with cheery stoicism and perseverance, even when it got quite steep towards the summit. We took the purple route which is the steepest but shortest and it led us through some enchanting woodland and along pretty paths with meandering streams. The path is good but loose in parts so wear sturdy shoes. At the top is the Jubilee Tower which gave us gorgeous panoramic views, even on a cloudy day. You feel like you’re on top of the world. After a picnic lunch (there are no bins so take your rubbish home) and a look around we descended via the yellow route. It’s more open and less steep that way and it ends at a car park with the very welcome sight of a snack hut where we refuelled with cold drinks and delicious brownies before the final leg, a half mile trail downwards to the main car park where there is a small shady playground with a picnic tables. The kids burnt off the last of their energy happily while us adults rested our feet. It’s a beautiful place and great day out. Car park £2.
Written August 8, 2020
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Corb14
Liverpool, UK27 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
What a place of beauty! The views are absolutely brilliant! Parking is only £1.50 for however long needed - the walk itself is around 45/1hr even longer depending on how many stops you make. I personally wouldn’t take young children or people who can’t walk for long as it gets steep in parts. The view at the top is great!
Written July 7, 2021
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Ivan Hernandez
Liverpool, UK42 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
A few friends, all have children of same age as my daughter decided to head on to Moel Famau. I genuinely do not see the appeal. It is a longish walk if you fancy some exercise but other than the calories burnt I would not recommend this ‘attraction’. The views are nothing inspirational, just houses and farms, it was cold as you would expect, toilets were very dirty, there are almost zero waste bins for any food waste you may have. Honestly, I would not recommend Moel Famau, it is very isolated, you must pay for parking, area is boring, not worth the time
Written July 19, 2020
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dgraham76
Hyde, UK1,260 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Came here to see the fort sites, the.jubilee tower and ended up doing two hills.
Id you get lucky youncam park.on certain parts of the road are free but couple of car works were very reasonable priced, I paid two quid and the car park was open till 9pm
Lovely for a forest stroll, or reasonable stroll towards jubilee towers Goodmayes and a few benches to sit on, just gets steep on the last leg.
Nice fe areas to sit down to eat and drink and a good old trig point at the top
Written August 23, 2021
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Bel D
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Aug 2020 • Family
Instead of holidays this year we’ve spent our free time exploring our area. We’ve lived in North Wales for a year and hadn’t got round to climbing Moel Famau as I always thought it would be daunting with two kids (9&7). I needn’t have worried as they took the lead like little mountain goats, with stoicism and perseverance, even when it got quite steep towards the summit. We took the purple route which is the steepest but shortest and it led us through some enchanting woodland and along pretty paths with meandering streams. The path is good but loose in parts so wear sturdy shoes. At the top is the Jubilee Tower which gave us gorgeous views, even on a cloudy day. You feel like you’re on top of the world. Our descent took us on the yellow route which is pretty and less steep and ends at a car park where there was the very welcome sight of a snack hut where we refuelled with cold drinks and delicious brownies before the final leg, a half mile trail downwards to the main car park with a small shady playground with a picnic tables where the kids burnt off the last of their energy happily while us adults rested our feet. It’s a beautiful place and great day out.
Written August 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

carolynd_66
Corby, UK88 contributions
Jul 2020
We were staying a couple of miles away on the 1st week of lockdown restrictions being eased. We were reluctant to go anywhere too touristy or busy so thought it might be an idea to go somewhere like this. Paid £2 to park then decided to take the purple route up to the Jubilee Tower...WOW it was quite a climb...to be honest we probably should have researched it a lot more than we did! I personally struggled at points but considering that I have painful scoliosis and a previous spinal fracture, I feel fantastic to have managed to the top. The views are truly wonderful and well worth any extra effort you need to put in to get there
Written July 18, 2020
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Shan
Liverpool, UK11 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
10/10 experience.. we got there around 9.30am on a Saturday. Carpark was empty when we got there however when we were leaving at 11.30am the carpark was full and nowhere for arriving cars to park. So I would advise getting there early.
We took our dog and had a wonderful experience.
Written January 22, 2022
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David0ff82
Liverpool, UK939 contributions
Aug 2019
I was on holiday in Wales August 2019 with my partner, his sister and her family and we decided to drive out here. We parked up in the car park used the facilities and all but my partners sister started to do the walk deciding to take the short trek as there are a few trials to choose from so we never made it to the top however we found following the arrows a little confusing so we had wander round trekking here and there for a while and came across a small trail that had some carvings. As my partners sister was waiting at the car we decided to head back to her. We sat at a picnic table whilst the youngest played at the play area. We hope to return to do it properly next time. It was a nice walk and we’d like to see more.
Written July 29, 2020
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gem336
Liverpool, UK10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
As mentioned by a previous reviewer they have cut down a LOT of trees but this isn’t anyones fault, the trees had disease so had to go. Not sure why this would stop anyone coming, views still lovely. I’m quite unfit and made it to the top fine!

Beautiful walk with reasonable parking charge. Could do with being better sign posted though, it was unclear which routes were still accessible with the logging. Also could do with some refreshments in the car parks, there used to be but haven’t seen any lately? We ran out of water and there was nowhere to get a drink, not even a small fountain anywhere. Also needs a lot more dog waste bins. None of this would put me off coming, just needs some improvements.

Loggerheads pub nearby is great for lunch or tea after a walk
Written April 21, 2022
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