Alwen Reservoir, near Denbigh
Walk or cycle around this huge upland reservoir
Our sites and most visitor facilities are open.
We have changed the normal route for some of our trails to help you maintain social distancing – please follow signs on site.
Coed Moel Famau offers an ideal family day out.
There is a range of walking trails of different lengths, a blue grade mountain bike trail and children's play areas.
A walking trail to the top of Moel Famau and the ruins of the Jubilee Tower sets off from the car park. The Jubilee Tower was built in 1810 for the golden jubilee of King George III and the ruins can be seen for miles around.
The play areas are dotted around the woodland near to the car park and younger visitors can also follow the Forest Tracker Trail.
All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from Coed Moel Famau car park.
This short trail goes through the woodland and alongside a stream.
Pick up a leaflet from the car park and follow this short level trail to find out about animals that live in the woodland.
Guess which track print belongs to which woodland animal and then try to spot the animal sculptures hidden in the trees.
This easy walk goes through the woodland to a viewpoint.
This trail climbs steeply but steadily through the forest to the Jubilee Tower which sits at the top of Moel Famau.
At 554 metres (1,818 feet), Moel Famau is the highest summit in the Clwydian Range and there are views across North Wales and towards North West England from here.
The trail returns through open countryside along the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail.
This waymarked trail meanders through the forest, climbing steadily to a high point at the edge of the trees with spectacular views over Merseyside and beyond.
All our mountain bike trails are waymarked and have been graded for difficulty.
At the start of the trail there is an information panel – please read this before setting off.
Go to mountain bike trail grades to find out what the grades mean.
Go to mountain biking to find another trail or read the Forest Cycle Code
This ride meanders its way through the forest of Moel Famau, climbing steadily to a high point at the edge of the trees with spectacular views over Merseyside and beyond.
A terriﬁc descent is followed by more bridleway and a fun stream crossing (don't get your feet wet!) before re-entering the forest.
A grind up the forest road climb leads to a fast ﬁnish back to the car park.
The play areas are dotted around the woodland to encourage children to explore.
These features are made from natural materials which blend into the woodland environment.
The play areas are close to the car park and are suitable for children aged 2 to 14 years.
The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail crosses the summit of Moel Famau - look out for the distinctive acorn waymarker posts.
Find out more about National Trails in Wales.
Find out more about the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB at the visitor centre in Loggerheads Country Park.
There are paths around the country park and to the hills and valleys beyond and there is also a café.
You can walk from Coed Moel Famau car park to Loggerheads Country Park on the Loggerheads Link (2¾ miles/4.3 kilometres each way). This route is not waymarked and you are advised to take a map.
Loggerheads Country Park is run by Denbighshire County Council and there is a charge for parking.
For more information go to the Loggerheads Country Park website.
Coed Moel Famau is situated in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Clwydian Range is a chain of purple heather-clad summits topped by hillforts; Moel Famau is the highest summit in the range.
The Dee Valley lies beyond these windswept hills and is home to the historic towns of Llangollen and Corwen.
For more information about visiting the AONB go to the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley website.
Facilities at Coed Moel Famau include:
Please check the top of this page for any changes to these opening times.
The toilets in Coed Moel Famau car park are open from 8am to 6pm (October to March) and from 8am to 9pm (April to September).
Coed Moel Famau is 5 miles south west of Mold.
This site straddles the county borders of Denbighshire and Flintshire.
© Crown copyright and database rights 2020 Ordnance Survey 100019741
Coed Moel Famau is on OS Explorer 265.
The OS grid reference is SJ 170 610.
Take the A494 from Mold towards Ruthin.
After the entrance to Loggerheads Country Park, turn right following the brown and white sign to Moel Famau Country Park.
After one mile, the Coed Moel Famau car park is on the right.
The nearest train station is in Buckley.
For details of public transport visit Traveline Cymru's website.
The parking charge in the Coed Moel Famau car park is £2 per day.
You need to pay this charge with the correct cash at the barrier on arrival.
Overnight parking is not permitted.
You can buy one parking permit to use at three car parks - Coed Moel Famau, Bwlch Pen Barras and Loggerheads Country Park.
The permit costs £30. It's valid until 31 March, regardless of when you buy it. If you buy it on 1 April you will have a full twelve months of parking. If you buy it on 1 March, you will be able to use it for a month until it runs out on 31 March.
When you've completed the form and paid £30, we'll send you a swipe card and up to two disks to display in your car/s.
You'll need to buy a new permit, but make sure you tell us your swipe card's reference number. We'll reactivate your card without you having to send it back to us.
To pay for your permit:
To tell us about a new car registration number:
We'll send you a new disk with the new car registration number.
If you're not renewing your permit, you can return your swipe card to us at Moel Famau Parking, Clawdd Newydd, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2NL
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
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