Lesser known than its famous neighbor Moel Fenlli lives in the shadow of Moel Famau. (For many reasons, whether it be the jubilee tower on top of Moel Famau or the fact that its the highest point of the Clwydian range!).
Moel Fenlli however has its own secrets and wonders. Once home to an Iron age Hill Fort, Moel Fenlli still shows signs of its former inhabitants. There are rumours and signs of a possible bronze age burial mound in the fort. In 1816 1500 Roman coins were found in site showing that the Fort was still inhabited in the late Iron age and beyond.
Moel Fenlli is just one of the many Hill Forts that speckle the Clwydian range. From Moel Hiraddug in the North to Caer Drewyn in the South little is known about the connection of these Hill Forts and what their purpose actually was whether for defensive or farming purposes the mystery that surround these ancient settlements is a perplexing reminder of how important this part of Wales is to the shaping of Britain today.
A shorter walk but a steeper climb than Moel Famau, Moel Fenlli might be more of a challenge but the views are equally as amazing. Moel Fenlli being less known is also less walked which means your chances of bumping into other walkers is much slimmer, you could have the hill to yourself!
In terms of Height Moel Fenlli stands in at 1,677 ft a close second in the Clwydian range when compared to Moel Famau’s 1,821 ft a challenge for any walker when next heading up Moel Famau’s Jubilee Tower why not also tackle the Iron age Hill Fort of Moel Fenlli.