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image for Car Park item typeBwlch Pen Barras at Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW)

Car Park, free entry

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Details

This car park has fabulous views of the Vale of Clwyd and is a great starting point for walks. The path to the Jubilee Tower at the summit of Moel Famau is the most popular, while the shorter but steeper trail to Moel Fenlli is crowned with an iron age hillfort.

There are four walks which start from this car park;

Moel Fenlli Circular Trail (1 mile, 2 kilometres)
This trail is a short, steep climb to the summit and one of the most impressive Iron Age Hillforts in the Clwydian Range. The path returns to the car park around the lower ramparts.

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.

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

Moel y Gaer Circular Trail (5.5 miles, 9 kilometres)
This trail is a steady climb to the Jubilee Tower at the top of Moel Famau. The trail returns through open countryside and skirts Moel y Gaer and its fascinating Iron Age hillfort.

Directions:
From the north

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 1/2 miles past Coed Moel Famau up to the top of the hill.

From the south

From Ruthin take the A494 towards Mold. After passing through the village of Llanferres you will see a junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted on the left. Follow this road for 1 mile, you will see the car park on your right hand side. Follow this road for 1 1/2 miles past Coed Moel Famau up to the top of the hill.

Public Transport:

The nearest train station is in Buckley.

The OS Grid Reference is: SJ 162 606

Facilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs 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
  • 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.