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Upcoming Hikes

Sun Nov 16, 2014: Po Toi
Led by: David Tel/Whatsapp: 5329 4284
Meet:
Blake's Pier near Stanley at. 9.45 for 10 am ferry
Description: Lies just three kilometres off the southeastern tip of Hong Kong Island. Po Toi has some interesting views. "While you are wandering on Po Toi Island," advises a website from the Islands District Council, "remember to open your heart and let your imagination fly. Otherwise, you will not be able to look at the rocks in another perspective and [will so] miss the turtles, the monks, and even the unicorns and castles on (sic) the clouds." There are some trails to explore and all being well, there's now time for a well-earned seafood meal at one of the restaurants in the cove, before joining the crowds for the waddle to the pier. We'll catch the 3 pm or 4.30 pm ferry back to Stanley.

Sun Nov 23, 2014: Ghost Villages in NE Hong Kong
Led by:
Angela Tel: 9528 4251
Meet:
9:30am in front of Maxim Restaurant in the Fanling MTR Station
Description: Let's check up on the remote villages in North East Plover Cove Country Park. We expect to see some empty village houses, fung shui woodlands, fishing ponds, mangrove swamps, cultivated fields, abandoned school houses setting in the tranquility of the fertile valleys in the countryside along Starling Inlet. We shall start from Luk Keng, following the coastal line passing from coves to coves covering Au Kung Au, Kung Shue Au, Au Tsai and So Lo Pun. We may also see some active construction, farming and development. Numerous ghost stories are associated with So Lo Pun, the village name actually means a compass will be automatically locked within the mysterious village. We might have a good view of Robinson Island and Crooked Harbour along the hill paths under clear weather. Expect to encounter brush, climb a couple of steep but small hills back to Wu Kau Tang, and meet a ghost if you are lucky. The trip ends up in Tai Po.

Sun Nov 30, 2014: Ling Wui Shan & Keung Shan, Lantau 
Led by: Angela Tel:  9528-4251
Meet:  9:30am to get the 9:40am ferry to Mui Wo, Central Ferry Piers
Walking Time: 5 hrs
Description:  We'll take the bus from Mui Wo to Shek Pik Reservoir and start hiking from there. We'll climb Ling Wui Shan and Keung Shan and skirt the summit of Kwun Yam Shan, all on beautiful open trails. The hike finishes at the junction of Sham Wat Road and Keung Shan Road, where we can catch buses to Tung Chung or Mui Wo.

Sun Dec 7, 2014: Ng Tung Waterfalls & MacLehose 8 Led by: Liisa (Tel/Whatsapp: 5329 4275) & David (Tel/Whatsapp: 5329 4284)
Meet: 9.30am Tai Po Market MTR Exit B by Starbucks Walking Time: 6 hours minimum (not including lunch) Description: We'll take bus 64K from Tai Po Market station and leave at Ng Tung Chai bus stop. Then go up to Ng Tung Chai village and arrive at the Lower Ng Tung Falls, the Middle Ng Tung Falls and the Long Falls, then continue to go up to the Straggling Hair Falls. Please note that there may be some rugged & faintly detected trail here. Afterwards, we'll climb up to MacLehose Trail section 8 and turn east. We'll walk via Lead Mine Pass and Grassy Hill along section 7, then leave the main trail to descend to Sha Tin.

Sun Dec 14, 2014: Wong Leng and Pat Sin Leng with Optional Extension  to Luk Keng
Led by: Angela Tel:  9528-4251
Meet: 9:30am at Tai Po MTR Station near the coffee shop
Walking Time: 5-8 hours
Description: We'll take bus 75K towards Tai Mei Tuk alighting at Shuen Wan where we'll have a short, flat warm-up walk across some fields and small roads to Tung Tsz passing by the imposing goddess statue. After a little searching, we'll find the trail up the ridge to Wong Leng. It may be brushy at first but will open out on the ridgetops. At Wong Leng we'll turn right and go up and down the 8 peaks of Pat Sin Leng. Those who are tired already can take the PSL Nature Trail to Tai Mei Tuk and buses. Those keen to complete Stage 10 of the Wilson Trail will continue on the pretty, undulating forest trail for another 2-3 hours to Luk Keng.

Sun Dec 21, 2014: Christmas Picnic
Led by: Kim 9187 4910
Details TBA

Sun Dec 28, 2014: TBA

Sun Jan 4, 2015: TBA

Sun Jan 11, 2015: Sai Lau Kong fishing village and Peninsula, extreme NE of NT
Led by: Keith Tel: 6050 2268
Meet: Tai Po MTR at 9:30am
Description: This hike will take us to a small and remote fishing village of Sai Lau Kong at the extreme NE part of NT. We値l take a taxi or minibus from Tai Po to Wu Kau Tang to begin the hike. We値l follow the path along the stream valley passing villages of Kau Kam Tsui, Mui Tin, Sam A Chung delta and finally to the village of Sam A Tsuen. Then we値l continue further on small, little walked & sometime bushy trails passing Ngua Shi Wu until we reach Sai Lau Kong. Then we値l just walk back along the rocky shoreline south of the peninsula. When going back to Wu Kau Tang, we値l take another hill trail up in the upper valley passing Lai Tau Shek village. Please bring your flashlights along just in case - we might run out of daylight at the end! Please bring enough food, a pair of gloves & water. Duration: 6 hours

Sun Jan 18, 2015: Clearwater Bay Peninsula/High Junk Peak/Tai Leng Tun-Lung Ha Wan trail
Led by:
Keith Tel: 6050 2268
Meet:
9.30am at Choi Hung MTR Exit C
Walking Time: 5 hours
Description:
We shall take a Clearwater Bay bus 91 riding to Sheung Yeung Village and immediately start the walk along the ridge trail to the top of the sharp High Junk Peak (344m) with grand views of Clearwater Bay on the left and Tseung Kwan O on the right. We shall then descend to Tai O Mun and continue to explore the Tai Leng Tun-Lung Ha Wan trails in the Eastern part of Clearwater Bay Country Park. Lot of spectacular sea views if the day is clear. Bring a pair of gloves and water. We shall end up at the Lung Ha Wan /Clearwater bay road bus stop.

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Hiking Recommendations

Please always bring plenty of water, sun protection and a snack. Also, in very bad weather or high air pollution, the hike may be cancelled. If in doubt call the hike leader. It if rains, we usually go anyway although we may change the route. 

Note that whatever the actual walking time, with travel and eating a meal afterwards, these hikes usually end up taking most of the day so don't expect to be back home until late afternoon/early evening unless specifically mentioned!!

Disclaimer

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A typical group (from left): Kathy, Jasmina, Angela, Ann, Dennis, Trisna, Mark and Kai.

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