One of only 8 Protected Landscapes in Wales this 35km chain of heather clad hills and limestone cliffs form a spectacular gateway to North East Wales.

Moel Findeg is a small but locally prominent hill of some 364 metres situated approximately 2 miles to the south west of Mold. It straddles the County boundaries of Flintshire & Denbighshire with the village of Maeshafn on its western flank.

The underlying bedrock is limestone formed during the carboniferous period 350 million years ago under a warm shallow sea. As the sea levels receded vast rivers formed deltas along the coast and deposited the grit stones that are now a feature of Moel Findeg. This gives it an acidic soil, producing its distinctive heathland vegetation on the summit. The hill fringes are dominated by birch woodland & scrub.

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Moel Findeg is a valued local landscape feature and an important wildlife habitat, hence its inclusion in the Clwydian Range A.O.N.B. which was designated in 1985. Historic interest lies in reminders of its once important lead mining industry and quarrying.

The mountain is crossed by numerous public & unofficial footpaths used by visitors & local people alike enjoying this natural open area. From the summit there are panoramic views of the Pennines to the east, Shropshire to the south east, Snowdonia to the west, Moel Famau & the Clwydian Range to the north west & Liverpool & the Dee & Mersey estuaries to the north east.