We will take the 9:30am bus to Wong Shek Pier. From there, we shall hire speed
boats sailing across the Tolo Channel to Bluff Head, the extreme NE tip of
the Hong Kong landmass & a place of special geological interest, including the Devils Fist. The
volcanic rock overlying the Lower Jurassic sedimentary rocks outcrop from
Bluff Head to Pak Sha Chau along Tolo Channel makes up the entire southern
arm of the Plover Cove Reservoir.
After landing, not on a pier but by
jumping on boulders on the coast, we shall climb to the top of a cliff among
bush to reach a faint path on top of the headland & walk westward. This is
a journey of no return, as the speed boat will say good-bye & there is no
escape route all the way. Our "Long March" will pass Tai Ling, Ngong Chong
Shan, Pak Kok Shan, Feng Wong Wat Teng ridge, Luk Wu Tung, Shek Nga Ta,
Hong Shek Mun Au, Mount Newland, Mui Tin, to Wu Kau Tang. The interlocking
slopes, mostly have no mobile phone signals coverage, are rugged, at times
steep and exposed.
Bring enough food, drinks, a pair of gloves and a
working torch for emergency. As it's necessary to confirm the number of hikers with
the boatman, people interested in joining MUST SIGN UP
by emailing Amanda
: 9:10 am at Sai Kung bus stop. No waiting after 9:25 am.