Roz's Hiking Pages

 

 

Upcoming Hikes

Sun July 13, 2006: Shady Hong Kong Island walk
Led by: Angela Tel:  9528-4251
Meet:
9:00am in Pacific Place near the pedestrian bridge to Queensway Plaza, Admiralty
Walking Time:
3 hours with plenty of options and places to catch buses or lunches
Description:
From Pacific Place we'll take the back route up to Bowen Road, then get our exercise puffing up Wanchai Gap. From the top (it will be cooler up there) we'll either walk along Black's Link or else down to Aberdeen.

SATURDAY July 19: Night Climb of Castle Peak
Led by: Angela Tel:  9528-4251
Meet:: 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun
Duration: 4-5 hours
Description: We will start walking up from Leung King on a concrete road up about 300 meters and continue on a natural trail for another 200 meters up toward Castle Peak to watch the sunset (around 7:00pm), a spectacular 360 degree vista of northwest Hong Kong gradually fall into red around us. The route is not very difficult but it is quite steep uphill all the way to the top. Also prepare for a few eroded or gravelly grounds during the climb. After stopping for a while to look at the scenery, we will take steps down to Tuen Mun and civilization. So bring a torch and enough water (uphill in the beginning is mostly exposed!). Note: Donít be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!

Sunday July 27: The Hike Leaders are Hiking in Other Countries

Saturday August 2: Twilight Jaunt around Chinese University Campus
Led by: Jenny Tel: 9804 2172
Meet: 5.00 pm University Station MTR, near 7-11
Walking Time: 2-3 hours
Description: The Chinese University is full of hidden gems: small streams, gardens, interesting sculptures and many stairways up and down the hill on which it is built. We'll investigate all these and do a circumnavigation around the bottom of the hill as well. We'll then repair to Shatin for food.

SATURDAY Aug 9: Blacks Link & Tai Tam Night Hike Led by: Jenny Tel: 9804 2172
Meet: 4 pm at the eastbound bus stop on Queensway near Admiralty Centre
Description: We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir and the heritage dams ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner. Walk takes around 2 hours.

SATURDAY Aug 16 Mystery Hike
Led by: Jenny Tel: 9804 2172
Meet: 4 pm at Admiralty (TBC)
Description: It's a mystery to me at this stage, but it will be interesting!

Sunday Aug 24: Where would you like to go?

Sunday Aug 31: No plans yet. 

Sunday Sept 7, 2014: Junk Trip
Led by: Amanda
Meet: 9:30 am at University MTR station
Description: We'll go aboard a junk in the morning and make a tour around the beautiful islands in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong. Remember to bring your swimming suit as we definitely will stop somewhere to swim. Besides, we might take the opportunity to explore some of the islands after swimming. So, please bring along with you a pair of sandals good enough for some walking along the shore. Food and drinks are NOT provided and hence please bring whatever you need to survive the whole day. I'll divide the junk hire charge among the number of people who ACTUALLY show up. So, feel free to bring your friends along, but you need to book your places in advance by email to Amanda.

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

 

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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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