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Upcoming Hikes

Sun, Dec 11, 2016: Pak Shek Kiu Exploration Part 3
Led by: Angela Tel/Whatsapp:  5919 9377
Meet: 9:30 am Exit A at Tsuen Wan MTR
Time:  5/6 hours
Description: We'll take a short taxi ride to the trailhead for the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail near Allway Gardens. We'll follow the main trail up the hill, but after passing Shek Lung Keng we'll turn right. From there our aim will be to get to Pak Shek Kiu (White Stone Bridge which is an old half-natural bridge over a stream) without walking on a road or the Maclehose Trail. The trails pass through an area with lots of gravesites and abandoned fields, so I expect we will take a few detours (accidentally). If we're still eager to hike on after Pak Shek Kiu, we'll take the less-travelled path via Ngau Liu back to Route Twisk. Long pants are recommended.

SATURDAY, Dec 17, 2016: Castle Peak Stream Basins and Ravine Adventures
Led by: Keith Tel/Whatsapp:  6050 2268
Meet: 9:45 am at Exit "F" Tuen Mun MTR station (There are direct buses from Central and TST.)
Time:  5 hours
Description: Between Castle Peak and its west coast lies a stream basin mixed with curious landscape and interesting plants. A crescent shaped ravine surrounded by vertical cliffs about 120m is the most spectacular. Its dark narrow winding entrance hidden beneath undergrowth further mystifies it. Once entered deep into the bottom it suddenly becomes a large 270-degree lecture hall theatre under bright skylight. To visit it, we shall first stream trek the Pillar Point Creek rich with pitcher plants, orchards, camellia, then pass the disappeared village of Heung Fa Lo. Finally we shall end up in Tuen Mun. Paths mostly are loose, gravely, steep and bushy with many ups and downs. Bring gloves and wear long pants.

Sun, Dec 18, 2016: Christmas Hike & Picnic
Led by Kim. Details to follow soon.

Sun, Dec 25, 2016: The Dragon's Back & Shek O
Led by: David Tel/Whatsapp:  5329 4284
Meet: 10am Shau Kei Wan MTR Station, Exit A2
Time:  3/4 hours
Description: If you have no plans Christmas Day morning, let`s do Dragon`s Back on stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail. We`ll take bus no.9 to the start of the trail at To Tei Wan and then follow the trail to the end at Tai Long Wan & Big Wave Bay. From there we`ll walk to Shek-O for the transport options back. On a clear day this is a beautifully scenic walk and an ideal way to start your Christmas. Merry Christmas from everyone at Roz`s Hiking Group!

Sun, Jan 1, 2017: Border Walk from Shueng Shui, the Crest to Lo Wu to Lok Ma Chau
Led by: Keith Tel/Whatsapp:  6050 2268
Meet: 9:45 am at Exit A of Sheung Shui MTR station
Time:  5/6 hours
Description: The walk is mostly on flat ground except up to the Crest (183m) and the ridge paths at the end to Lok Ma Chau. Great views into China. You will also meet birds, fish ponds, border fences, military observation posts in the former restricted border areas and Long Yuen wet grounds. Most of the walk is unshaded. The route: from Sheung Shui MRT>along Sheung Shek River>Ng Tung River>up Tai Shek Mo>down Tak Yue Lau opposite the Lo Wu Bridge>border road>up the isolated hill at Seng Ma Lei Yu>along the fence road>Ta Sha Lok fish ponds>Ping Hang border road>up the ridge to spot height 134m> down to Pun Uk Tsuen>Chau Tau >Lok Ma Chau bus stop. Please bring gloves and enough water.

SATURDAY, Jan 7, 2017: Lin Ma Hang caves exploration, close to HK-China border
Led by: Keith Tel/Whatsapp:  6050 2268
Meet: 9:30 am at Fan Ling  MTR exit opposite to the Maxim shop.
Time:  6+ hours
Description: We shall take bus 78K to Ha Tam Shui Hang, close to the Sha Tau Kok HK-China border crossing check point, From there, we shall walk along the border road called "Lin Ma Hang Road" up to the pass called Pak Kung Au  and finally to San Kwai Tin, This part of the journey is quite exposed. We shall then search the paths up to the lead mines and related caves which dated back to 1850 and stopped operation in 1958. Inside the caves tunnels are completely dark. Please bring head-lights or torches and be prepared to move with one group, The return journey will be an up-slope climb to the top of Robin Nest, standing at 492m . Then we shall descend with the pave military road to Sha Tau Kok Road, Bring enough water, gloves,your IDs and be prepared for some brushy parts, As there might be some vertical wells inside the dark caves hikers will be responsible for their own safety.

Sun, Jan 8, 2017: Details to follow soon..

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Sun, Jan 22, 2017: Details to follow soon..

Sun, Jan 29, 2017: Details to follow soon..


Hiking (almost) every week! More hikes coming soon.

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Brand new hiking site coming in 2017!

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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

Join these hikes only at your own risk. The hike leader and those connected to this group and this website may not be held responsible for the safety or well-being of anyone who chooses to join these hikes.

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

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