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image for Forest or Woodland item typeMoel Famau / Clwydian Range at Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW)

Forest or Woodland, free entry

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Details

Moel Famau Country Park is in the heart of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Beauty. Clad in purple heather moorland and topped by dramatically situated Iron Age hill forts and the iconic Jubilee Tower.

Walk through forest and purple moors to a stunning viewpoint

Breathtaking views from the Range take in everything from Snowdonia to Merseyside. They are a reminder of this area’s unique perspective, at the heart of rural Wales but with strong links across the nearby border to England.

Rising to 554m Moel Famau forms the highest point on the Clwydian Range summit chain. Access is straightforward from Bwlch Pen Barras car park and Coed Moel Famau car park. At the top lie the ruins of the Jubilee Tower, an iconic monument visible from all directions, with a wonderful outlook across North Wales and North West England.

It’s easy to explore the magnificent scenery, marvel at the stunning views and breathe in the fresh air of the Range’s wide open spaces.

This is wonderful walking country. Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail runs the length of the Range. Short strolls lead to superb viewpoints. Longer walks wind through varied scenery.

A network of side roads, quiet lanes and by-ways make for excellent cycling.

Uncrowded bridleways are ideal for horse rides and longer treks.

With a gentle all-ability stroll, pleasant short walks, exhilarating longer routes and breathtaking ridge top climbs, there is something for all tastes in this walker's paradise;

Larches Loop trail (one and a half miles, 2.5 kilometres).
This trail is a walk through some wonderful trees to a viewpoint.

Loggerheads Link Trail (2.5 miles, 4 kilometres).
This trail is a linear route from Coed Moel Famau car park to Loggerheads Country Park.

The Jubilee Tower Circular Trail (3.5 miles, 5.5 kilometres).
This trail climbs steeply but steadily to the Jubilee Tower at the top of Moel Famau and returns through mixed forest or open countryside. Moel Famau is the highest summit in the Clwydian Range (554 metres/1818 feet) and offers one of most spectacular views in Wales.

The Fron Hen Circular Trail (4 miles, 7 kilometres).
This trail is a walk around the lower ramparts of Moel Fenlli and on through farmland. It returns along the slopes of Fron Hen and through attractive mixed forest.

The Clwydian Range Centre next to the car park in Loggerheads Country Park is an ideal place to find out more about the Clwydian Range and get a walking guide or map.

Directions:

Loggerheads Country Park is three miles south west of Mold, signposted on the A494.

The car park at Loggerheads is managed by Denbighshire County Council. There is a charge for parking.

Public Transport:

The nearest train station is in Buckley.

The OS grid reference is SJ 200 628.

Facilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

The all ability trail is a short, picturesque route that meanders across and alongside a stream. Facilities include: disabled parking disabled toilets The toilets are open from 8am to 6pm (October to March) and from 8am to 9pm (April to September). Play area: The popular Hawk's Nest play area encourages children to learn and explore the woodland environment. It is suitable for children aged 2 to 14 years and includes: a giant Sleepy Cedar to climb inside a Giant Hawk’s Nest to climb and crawl through a Bird Cradle to swing inside Stones Flow to splash and paddle in. There is a numeracy trail for teachers to use with their pupils and an outdoor classroom area at the back of the arboretum. Directions: From the north: take the A494 from Mold through the towns of Gwernymynydd and Loggerheads, until the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted to the right. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. From the south: take the A494 from Ruthin towards Mold. After passing through the village of Llanferres turn left at the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. The OS grid reference is SJ 161 627. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

There is a charge for car parking.

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Nr Mold,
Flintshire,
CH7 5LH

Location

Directions

Plan route to Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 198626  Lat: 53.15454 Long: -3.20055

Moel Famau is in Moel Famau which is part of Clwyd.

From Mold take the A494. Follow this road through the towns of Gwernymynydd and Loggerheads, until you come to a junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted to the right.

Follow this road for 1 mile, you will see the car park on your right hand side.
Mold is the nearest town or village.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Buckley station

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The all ability trail is a short, picturesque route that meanders across and alongside a stream. Facilities include: disabled parking disabled toilets The toilets are open from 8am to 6pm (October to March) and from 8am to 9pm (April to September). Play area: The popular Hawk's Nest play area encourages children to learn and explore the woodland environment. It is suitable for children aged 2 to 14 years and includes: a giant Sleepy Cedar to climb inside a Giant Hawk’s Nest to climb and crawl through a Bird Cradle to swing inside Stones Flow to splash and paddle in. There is a numeracy trail for teachers to use with their pupils and an outdoor classroom area at the back of the arboretum. Directions: From the north: take the A494 from Mold through the towns of Gwernymynydd and Loggerheads, until the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted to the right. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. From the south: take the A494 from Ruthin towards Mold. After passing through the village of Llanferres turn left at the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. The OS grid reference is SJ 161 627. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.