Yes, I was one of the many thousands of Liverpool schoolchildren who stayed at Colomendy and walked to the summit of Moel Famau.
As climbs go, its pretty easy, should be a good day.
From Helen Mrowiec at Denbighshire Council…
Clwydian Range / Liverpool 08 Celebration Walk to Moel Famau
The biggest walk this year will take place on the 16th of August 2008 as hundreds of people will hopefully make their way up to the summit of Moel Famau, to celebrate the landscape and the cultural connections between the north east Wales and Liverpool.
The Clwydian Range has a strong cultural connection to Liverpool, as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the city’s doorstep, which offers an escape from the pressures of modern life.
On the 8th of July 1926, the Crosville bus company started a service from Liverpool to Loggerheads, via Runcorn, Chester and Mold. The bus service brought thousands of day trippers, creating a link that still exists today. During the war the area also provided a home to many evacuees. More recently, many Liverpudlians have spent a time at Liverpool County Council’s Education Centre at Colomendy and will have walked to the summit of Moel Famau and the Jubilee Tower as part of their stay.
There will be a walk on the 16th of August to the summit of Moel Famau to celebrate this connection. A superlambanana will be temporarily placed on the top of Moel Famau to link to Liverpool 08 that has been decorated by children. Entertainment will also be arranged for people to enjoy at the end of the walk on the summit of Moel Famau. Organisers are hoping to attract 500-1000 people to the event.
We are asking people to book, so that we can have a rough idea of the numbers by calling 01352 810614. A free park and ride transport service has been arranged from the County Hall Offices in Mold which will be clearly sign posted. If groups can fill a mini bus or coach we can provide assistance with transport costs on a first come first served basis. Transport arrangements will need to be made by the arranging group or individual.
When the foundation stone was laid for the Jubilee Tower 3,000 people came to celebrate the event. We hope that we will be able to go someway to recreating the spirit on top of Moel Famau in 1810 in 2008. It will be a day to remember, I hope that you might join us.