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Walking Trails in HK

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Walking Trails in HK

Hi,

I'll be staying on HK island mid Sept and was looking to spend at least one or two of my days there walking some of the trails. Is there any decent "trail maps" available so that I can choose the most suitable routes? Lantau Island seems to be a good place to start, but the websites I've been to are just your basic "start here" and "end there" pictures with little or no info.

I'm also planning on getting the KCR east train into the new territories - any decent one or half-day walking trails in that neck of the woods too?

Kind regards

Graeme

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1. Re: Walking Trails in HK

Lots. Go to www.discoverhongkong.com, click "Touring Around", then "Green".

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2. Re: Walking Trails in HK

May be you've already seen

…afcd.gov.hk/newparks/eng/hiking/index.htm

There are decent paper maps available from the government, the HM20C series are general 1:20000 topographic maps (the entire Hong Kong is covered by 16 such maps), there are also conuntryside maps for different geographical areas, there was (is??) also maps for particular trials and I bought one for MacLehose Trial many years ago and I'm not sure weather these trial maps are available for sale any more. You can find the map information and location of map sale offices at

info.gov.hk/landsd/…outlet.htm

There is also a general online map at

www.centamap.com

although not being a specialised map for hiking, it has contour lines, but please note altitudes are in metres, not feet.

If you are interested to see woods, have a look at Lantau Trial stage 1 and South Lantau Country Trial. Or go along the southwest coast of the Lantau Island by Lantau Trial stages 7 & 8 and Fau Lau Country Trial for coastal features, this would be a full day.

Tai Po is one of the places with plenty of woods along KCR East Rail. Have a look at Eagle's Nest Nature Trial and Tai Po Kau Nature Trial. The Tai Po Kau Nature Trial actually leads you to the Tai Po Kau Special Area where several trials of differnet lengths start. This would be a half day. But these places are not very near train stations, taking a bus may be a better choice.

Hope this helps, and please post again if there are further questions.

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3. Re: Walking Trails in HK

Within the New Territories, which area is best for good all-round scenery? Yuen Long & Tai Po seem popular, are they worth a trip?

Thx.

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4. Re: Walking Trails in HK

Sweetgal,

If you have a full day, one suggestion is Plover Cove Reservoir, in the Northeast New Territories, it has scenery and full of activities. You can rent bicycles to ride on the 2 km long reservoir dam, buy and fly kites, rent a sampan, or have an easy walk in the woods. There are also some cafés and food stalls.

To go there, first take KCR East Rail train to Tai Po Market Station, and then take bus 75K and alight at the terminal at Tai Mei Tuk.