Moel Arthur

A hill in Nannerch, Flintshire, Clwyd in Wales, where, according to legend, King Arthur's Table was situated. Certainly, a hill fort on the site may have been in use in the traditional period ascribed to Arthur. This is one of the reputed sites of the Battle of Camlann.

This hill is situated near Glyn Arthur. A survey of 1737 mentions Cist Arthur, a burial chamber, possbily thought to be Arthur's last resting place.

A legend states that the hill is haunted by an unearthly ball of light, which sometimes appear to lead treasure hunters. When the site is reached, a violent storm will spring up and drive the raiders away. The Grey Lady is also seen here.

Moel signifies a bald, conical hill (when used as a substantive). Dyn penfoel, a bald-headed man. In old times it was used as a surname - such as Howell, 'the bald-headed'. Examples of names is Moylisker (in Westmoreland) which is a corrupted form of Moel-esgair, 'bare ridge'; Malvern is a contradiction of Moel-y-fam, 'hill of judgement'.
The Irish form is moyle.

See also
Bwrdd Arthur | The Legend of King Arthur