Welcome to Roz's Hiking Pages.

We are a friendly hiking group based in Hong Kong who do regular free weekly hikes, all over Hong Kong. Our hikes range from easy to difficult, so please take a moment of your time to read the information on this website before joining a hike. Any questions, let us know and we hope to see you soon.
PAST WALKS - SUMMER
Listed below are past walks we`ve done through various years in Jun, July & Aug.

See something you would like to do? Please let us know.
SUN 6 JUN 2004: POOLS NEAR NAM CHUNG , PAT SIN LENG COUNTRY PARK
We'll take the minibus or taxi to Nam Chung, walk past the village towards the Wilson Trail and take a right turning up the hill just past Nam Chung. The walk is only about half an hour to our destination, a lovely stream with pools and smooth rock for lazing on. Bring your camera, sketch pad, lunch, binoculars, whatever you want to while away some time. We'll return by the same route.


Meeting Point: Fanling MTR Station at 10am
SUN 13 JUN 2004: SHADY HONG KONG ISLAND WALK
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.


Meeting Point: 9:00am outside Grappas in Pacific Place, Admiralty Walking Time: 2-3 hours with plenty of options and places to catch buses or lunches
SUN 20 JUN 2004: LAMMA ISLAND
Be on time as we'll catch the 9:30 ferry. It'll be another idyllic walk through the villages along shady trails. We may visit the Kamikaze Caves if weather permits but the actual route will be decided on the spot.


Meeting Point: 9:20am at Lamma Island Ferry Pier in Central
SUN 27 JUN 2004: MACAU - COLOANE ISLAND
We'll take the ferry to Macau (about 1 hour) and then taxi to the trail head on Coloane Island. The walk is on a well-marked trail skirting the wooded peaks of the island. After the walk, we'll stop in at Fernando's for the best 'second lunch' we've ever had. Anyone not wanting to hike can meet us at the bar in Fernandos at Hak Sa Beach around 3:30pm. (Don't expect us to be prompt. Relax!) Bring your passport, money for the ferry and food and a change of clothes so you can be dry for the return ferry ride.


Meeting Point: 11:30 am sharp outside the ticket booths for the Macau Ferry at Shun Tak Centre, Sheung Wan
SUN 4 JUL 2004: BOAT CRUISE IN SAI KUNG
A minimum of 6 people booked in advance is required - We currently have 12 people. You must tell us by Friday 2nd July 10am if you want to come along. No bookings after this time. HK$200 per person including drinks and food like sandwich, chicken wings, salad etc? Private yacht with Karaoke and fishing kits for minimum of 6 persons. It will be a wonderful activity to spend the hot summer in sea. Please bring your swimming gear and sun block lotion. Please confirm your availability because we need to pay to secure the booking.


Meeting Point: 1:30pm at bus terminus in Sai Kung and take a taxi to the pier together. (or for those who drive, 1:45pm at Hong Kong Marine Club pier at Tsiu Hung Hau - near the Lion Club)
SUN 11 JUL 2004: THREE ORCHIDS WALK
We'll start with a bit of exercise up Old Peak Road to the top. Then we'll follow Harlech Road towards High West and follow the Hong Kong Trail around High West, thorugh Pok Fu Lam Country Park and back to the Peak Tram.


Meeting Point: 9am, top of the escalator at Conduit Road
SUNDAY 18 JULY 2004: PENG CHAU
We can see all of peaceful Peng Chau in 2-3 hours of relaxed hiking. The hills are not too steep and the island has cool sea breezes.


Meeting Point: 9:20am at Outlying Islands Ferry Pier in Central for 9:30am departure to Peng Chau
SUN 25 JULY 2004: BIG WAVE BAY
We'll take a taxi to avoid the steep steps to a starting point at the prison on Shek O road where we can go on an easy stroll along the road down to Big Wave Bay -where we can swim and eat. This is a very easy downhill stroll.


Meeting Point: 9:30am, Chai Wan MTR Station Exit B to the taxis
SUN 15 AUG 2004: MUSEUM OF COASTAL DEFENCE
I thought that we could go to Shau Kei Wan and visit the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. They also have some historical military relics on the Lei Yue Mun Headland that have been moderately restored into a Historical Trail. "Strolling down the Trail, visitors will come across more than ten military relics, and experience the strategic position of the former Lei Yue Mun fortifications" according to their website. I am sure this is quite short and I am trying to think if there is also another short stroll in the vicinity. If not, it doesn't matter as we could then proceed to catch the No. 9 bus or a taxi to Shek O for a swim and food. It is a 15-minute walk following road signs from Exit B2 of Shau Kei Wan MTR Station


Meeting Point: 9.45 am Shau Kei Wan MTR at Exit B2.
SUN JUNE 5TH, 2005: CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WALK (HIKE, EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY!)
We leave the MTR and head on to the Wilson Trail. It's up for a while, but mainly through pine trees, and then along in a wide curve with views over the harbour - Quarry Bay, Kai Tak airport etc. When we come off the Wilson at one point, we can decide how we want to finish depending on time - the easier or the harder, sweatier way.


Meeting Point: If you're hiking. the meet time: 9:30 am Place: Tai Koo Shing MTR exit B
SUN JUNE 12, 2005: CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND STROLL
We'll wander around Cheung Chau Island to see some of the sights including interesting rocks, shady paths, sea views. Bring your swimmers for a dip in the ocean. We'll have lunch in a local restaurant before heading home.


Meeting Point: 9:20am at Central Ferry Pier No. 5 for the 9:30 ferry to Cheung Chau
SUN JUNE 19, 2005: SAI WAN BEACH DAY, SAI KUNG
Come enjoy a hot summer day at Kathy's favourite place in HK! From Sai Kung town we'll take the minibus to Sai Wan Pavilion and walk about 40 minutes to Sai Wan Beach. Showers, lockers, beach umbrellas and food are available at the beach, though no lifeguards, so swim at your own risk. In between bouts of relaxation, we can explore the freshwater pools and waterfalls that flow down to the beach.


Meeting Point: 10am, Sai Kung Town, big bus terminus
SUN JUNE 26, 2005: HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM & WALK
I've been wanting to go to this museum for a while, so now that summer's here and we're looking for a cooler way to spend Sunday, this seems like a good opportunity. We'll peruse the museum in the morning before the crowds arrive (hopefully) and then take the short walk over the hill through Shatin Pass back to Wong Tai Sin MTR station.


Meeting Point: 9:30am Shatin MTR Station
SUN JULY 3, 2005: REPULSE BAY BEACH WALK
This is one of Jasmina's favourite summer walks. We'll take the bus through the Aberdeen tunnel alighting just the other side. Then we'll follow the easy paved walkway along the shoreline all the way to Repulse Bay. We may even walk further to South Bay Beach if we feel like it. If the weather is good, expect lots of other people. We may walk back to the tunnel on the way home to avoid line-ups at the bus stops. Bring your swimming gear.


Meeting Point: 9:00am Eastbound bus stops outside Queensway Plaza for tunnel buses to Stanley
SUN AUGUST 14, 2005: DRAGON'S BACK AND SHEK O
We'll take bus # 9 towards Shek O, alighting at the end of the Dragon's Back trail. We'll walk up to the very scenic ridge and follow the Hong Kong Trail around and down to Big Wave Bay. This is the opposite direct to how we usually walk this trail which has the advantage of bringing us all the way down to the beach. Bring your swimming gear in case you want to take a dip. We'll have lunch in Shek O.


Meeting Point: 9:30am Shau Kei Wan MTR Station, Exit A2
SUN AUGUST 21, 2005: TAI PO KAU NATURE WALK
This nature reserve is one of the few genuine areas of rainforest left in Hong Kong. It is very shaded and easy, so should be a good introduction to HK's flora and fauna.


Meeting Point: 9.30 a.m at Taipo MTR-We`ll get a taxi to the Reserve
SUN AUGUST 28, 2005: WANCHAI GAP AND THE PEAK
We'll walk up to Wanchai Gap and then follow the shady, mostly flat Hong Kong Trail back towards Victoria Peak. We'll have a shared lunch somewhere near the Peak Tram before heading our own ways. Bring plenty of water (obviously) and a snack.


Meeting Point: 9:00am outside Hopewell Centre at Queens Road, Wanchai
SUN JUNE 4, 2006: CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WALK
We leave the MTR and head on to the Wilson Trail. It's up for a while, but mainly through pine trees, and then along in a wide curve with views over the harbour - Quarry Bay, Kai Tak airport etc. When we come off the Wilson at one point, we can decide how we want to finish depending on time - the easier or the harder, sweatier way.


Meeting Point: If you're hiking. the meet time: 9:30 am Place: Tai Koo Shing MTR exit B
SUN JUNE 11, 2006: HAPPY VALLEY CEMETERY TOUR
Hong Kong Historian Jason Wordie will guide us through the fascinating history of the Happy Valley Cemetery. The tour costs HK$280 each and includes detailed notes. The booking is currently tentative and reservations are required. Please contact Jenny if you would like to join.


Meeting Point: TBA
SUN JUNE 18, 2006: TAI TAN COUNTRY TRAIL
We'll take the bus to Wong Shek Pier and then follow the fairly flat trail following the coast towards Hoi Ha. If we feel like it, we make also walk out to Ocean Point along the Wan Tsai nature trail. At Hoi Ha there's a possibility of a dip, cool drinks and then the mini-bus back to civilization.


Meeting Point: 10am at the Sai Kung Bus Terminus near the toilets and the garden pool
SUN JUNE 25, 2006: KA LUNG POOL AND OLD DRAGON POOL
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung, walk along Nam Chung Road to the Country Park Office, and then walk down the Ping-Ka stream to the Ka-Lung Pool. We will then retrace our steps to the Ping-Nam Stream at the dam on Nam Chung Road. If the going is dry enough and not too slippery, we will climb upstream via the Old Dragon Pool and leave at either the first or second exit on to the Nam Chung Country Trail depending on how we are doing for time. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet, we'll climb up by the Nam Chung Country Trail and dip in the pools closer to the trail.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station
SUN JULY 2, 2006: SAI WAN BEACH DAY, SAI KUNG
Come enjoy a hot summer day at the beach. From Sai Kung town we'll take the minibus to Sai Wan Pavilion and walk about 40 minutes to Sai Wan Beach. Showers, lockers, beach umbrellas and food are available at the beach, though no lifeguards, so swim at your own risk. In between bouts of relaxation, we can explore the freshwater pools and waterfalls that flow down to the beach. If, by chance, it rains, we'll choose another nearby trail to fully enjoy the day out.


Meeting Point: 10am, Sai Kung Town, big bus terminus, near the Japanese pool
SUN JULY 9, 2006: SHADY HONG KONG ISLAND WALK
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.


Meeting Point: 9:00am in Pacific Place near the pedestrian bridge to Queensway Plaza, Admiralty
SUN JULY 16, 2006: MYSTERY WALK
Can't tell you, it's a mystery. It won't be high, probably involve some "culture", a little walking, food, possibly a sampan ride -- but who really knows? Not sure if I know, but turn up and try your luck!


Meeting Point: 9.30 am outside Marks & Spencers in Queen's Road Central
SUN JULY 23, 2006: TAI TAM WATERFALL EXPLORATION
We'll walk up the hill and down into Tai Tam Country Park. The route is a secret and I have never explored it before so be prepared for some wrong turns, slight bushwhacking and other unexpected treats. The aim is to find Jar Tai Falls and Tai Tam Mound Falls, all in the vicinity of Tai Tam Reservoir Road. We may not be able to swim, but I for one will be dunking my head as I tend to get very hot. After the falls if we're game for more, we'll walk down the shady path to Repulse Bay.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at the corner of Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Tai Tam Reservoir Road (the turn-off for Parkview), near the gas station. To get there, take Bus #6 from Central.
SUN JULY 30, 2006: MACAU - COLOANE ISLAND
We'll take the ferry to Macau (about 1 hour) and then taxi to the trail head on Coloane Island. The walk is on a well-marked trail skirting the wooded peaks of the island. After the walk, we'll stop in at Fernando's for the best 'second lunch' we've ever had. Anyone not wanting to hike can meet us at the bar in Fernandos at Hak Sa Beach around 2:30pm. (Don't expect us to be prompt. Relax!) Bring your passport, cash for the ferry and food and a change of clothes so you can be dry for the return ferry ride.


Meeting Point: 10:00 am sharp outside the ticket booths for the Macau Ferry at Shun Tak Centre, Sheung Wan
SATURDAY AUG 6, 2006: SHEK PIK TO SHUI HAU, LANTAU ISLAND
This is a short walk with a few ups and downs and quite a bit of shade, plus a beach. From Mui Wo we'll take the bus to Shek Pik and then walk on the Lantau Trail Stage 9 which rounds Shek Mun Shan, dipping down to the beach at Lo Kei Wan and finishing at Shui Hau. If the day is right, we can continue to Tong Fuk and then walk along the beach all the way to Cheung Sha Wan. Second lunch at the Stoep maybe?


Meeting Point: 9:20 am at the Mui Wo ferry pier for the 9:30 ferry to Lantau Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY AUG 12, 2006: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 5pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 13, 2006: THREE ORCHIDS WALK
We'll start with a bit of exercise up Old Peak Road to the top. Then we'll follow Harlech Road towards High West and follow the Hong Kong Trail around High West, through Pok Fu Lam Country Park and back to the Peak Tram.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at the top of the escalator at Conduit Road (remember, you can't ride the escalator up because it flows downhill in the morning)
SUNDAY AUG 20, 2006: TREE WALK
On this walk (no real hills), we will be trying to spot some of Hong Kong's most common trees. For your information, the HK Government has a good site on trees that lists 50 of Hong Kong's most common trees: http://resources.ed.gov.hk/trees/main_page1_eng.html. Prizes will be awarded for tree knowledge, weird tree facts and tree "challenges" such as best tree-hugger or whatever etc.


Meeting Point: Peak outside Old Peak Cafe at 9.30 am (tentative location)
SUNDAY AUG 27, 2006: NAM CHUNG AREA POOLS
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SUN JUNE 3, 2007: SHEK PIK TO TAI O
A longish walk (but easy with only a few minor inclines. We follow the coast of Lantau to the picturesque fishing village of Tai O. We traverse beaches, mangrove marshes, historic Fan Lau fort (first lunch), a Tin Hau temple and prehistoric stone circles. A good walk for walking novices as well as seasoned hands. We will go to the Stoep restaurant on Cheung Sha beach after the hike.


Meeting Point: 9:20 am to catch 9.30 am ferry to Mui Wo, then a bus to Shek Pik
SUN JUNE 10, 2007: BUTTERLY SPOTTING IN FUNG YUEN VALLEY
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1980, Fung Yuen Valley near Taipo is a forested ravine behind the village of Fung Yuen. This area is recognized as an important breeding site for some butterflies of conservation concern, such as Common Birdwing and White Dragontail. Despite being located on the urban fringe, remarkably more than half of all local butterfly species have been recorded here. We may also pay a visit to Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve. We'll spot insects too. Here is a good site.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po MTR Station
SATURDAY JUNE 16, 2007: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We'll bus to the trailhead and then walk Dragon's Back finishing at Shek O for dinner.


Meeting Point: 4:30pm at Shau Kei Wan MTR Station at the exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2007: KAYAKING AT HOI HA
Please contact Vivek for details.


Meeting Point: Please contact Vivek for details and reservations. Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2007: ANNUAL DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
After tempura lunch, we'll walk with several thousand other Hong Kongers from Victoria Park to Central with joy in our hearts as we envision freedom and democracy in our great city. Wear light clothing and bring umbrellas as it is likely to be hot and we won't be moving very quickly. Protest banners and mega-phones are optional. Reservations are required if you'd like to join the lunch. If you plan to arrive later, you can call to try to meet up, but with the crowds, there's no guarantee we'll find you. The march starts around 3pm.


Meeting Point: 1pm at Ten Yoshi Restaurant, 9/F, Henry House, 42 Yun Ping Rd, Causeway Bay
SUNDAY JULY 8, 2007: NAM CHUNG AREA POOLS
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SUN JULY 15, 2007: BUTTERLY SPOTTING IN FUNG YUEN VALLEY
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1980, Fung Yuen Valley near Taipo is a forested ravine behind the village of Fung Yuen. This area is recognized as an important breeding site for some butterflies of conservation concern, such as Common Birdwing and White Dragontail. Despite being located on the urban fringe, remarkably more than half of all local butterfly species have been recorded here. We may also pay a visit to Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve. We'll spot insects too. Here is a good site.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po MTR Station
SATURDAY JULY 21, 2007: PEAK NIGHT HIKE
We'll climb Morning Trail to the Peak, then take a lap around, then down Old Peak Road followed by food at the Thai Restaurant in HK Park.


Meeting Point: 4:45pm at Marks and Spencers, Queens Road Central Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JULY 28: AFTERNOON BEACH WALK AND THE STOEP
From Mui Wo we'll bus to Tong Fuk and then take a leisurely shoeless walk along the Tong Fuk and Cheung Sha beaches with a full dip in the sea from time to time to cool off. We'll arrive at the Stoep restaurant in time for early dinner. Bring your swimmers.


Meeting Point: 3pm at the Central Ferry Pier to catch the 3:10pm ferry to Mui Wo Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY AUG 4: BLACKS LINK AND TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner.


Meeting Point: 4:45pm at Wanchai Gap playground (take Bus #15 from Queensway outside Queensway Plaza toward the Peak and get off at the corner of Stubbs Road and Wanchai Gap Road --about 30 minutes) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 19: MORNING PEAK WALK
Easy walk (in respect of the hot weather) along some of the lovely wooded trails around the Peak. Exact route to be decided on the day.


Meeting Point: 9.30 am at the bench outside the Peak Lookout Restaurant
SUNDAY AUG 26: TAI PO KAU NATURE WALK
This nature reserve is one of the few genuine areas of rainforest left in Hong Kong. It is very shaded and easy, and there will be plenty of flora and fauna to spot. Bring your binoculars and any of your favorite bug and plant reference books.


Meeting Point: 9.30 a.m at Taipo MTR-We`ll get a taxi to the Reserve
SUN JUNE 1, 2008: SHA TAU KOK EXPLORATION
We shall start out exploring in Sha Tau Kok. Next is what many people look forward to - a junk trip. We shall take a junk from the pier in Sha Tau Kok and explore the islands in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong, e.g. Duck Island, etc. We shall expect to see some funny rocks and the magic of nature on those islands. The good news is we can probably take a dip into the sea and enjoy the sun on one of the beaches. And of course, we can have a late lunch before we return to civilisation. Details and time schedule to come later.


Meeting Point: TBC
SUN JUNE 8, 2008: KAP LUNG FOREST TRAIL TO LIN FA CREEK BASIN & WATERFALL TO TAI LAM WOODS TRAILS
Take the KMB route 51 bus at the Tsuen Wan Nina Tower bus terminus riding thru Route Twist to Shek Kong. Ascend the Kap Lung forest trail near Shek Kong and reach the 450 m contour line but not the ridge road. Walk horizontally along the contour line path until the Ho Pui Reservoir is seen. Paths are well-shaded and a bird's paradise. Instead of descending to the Res, climb up 100m to pass the ridge road & descend to Lin Fa (Lotus Flower) Creek basin with abandon cultivated fields. After hearing the flipping sound of the water, walk along the twisting shady path (not a stream trekking) and pass pools amidst valleys up to a waterfall in the middle course. Leave the stream & by-pass Ching Fai Tong. Enter another path in Tai Lam woods to reach Tsing Lung Tau (or Shum Cheng, it depends). Duration: 5-6 hours. All wooded paths are fairly easy except the ascent at the beginning.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at KMB 51 Nina Tower bus terminus. Take Exit D at Tsuen Wan West Station (West Rail: the Purple NOT Red line)
SUN JUNE 15, 2008: MACLEHOSE TRAIL STAGE 9 AND 10
We will see for taxi or minibus to take us to Route Twisk. End: Tuen Mun. There is no way off the trail between beginning and the end. Note: Take all you need with you as on the trail there are no shops.


Meeting Point: 09.30 at MTR Tsuen Wan.
SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2008: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 5pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN JUNE 29, 2008: TAI PO KAU NATURE WALK
This nature reserve is one of the few genuine areas of rainforest left in Hong Kong. It is very shaded and easy, and there will be plenty of flora and fauna to spot. Bring your binoculars and any of your favourite bug and plant reference books.


Meeting Point: 9.30 a.m at Tai Po Market MTR station. We`ll get a taxi to the Reserve.
TUES, JULY 1, '08: ANNUAL DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
After lunch, we'll walk with several thousand other Hong Kongers from Victoria Park to Central with joy in our hearts as we envision freedom and democracy in our great city. Wear light clothing and bring umbrellas as it is likely to be hot and we won't be moving very quickly. Protest banners and mega-phones are optional. Reservations are required if you'd like to join the lunch. If you plan to arrive later, you can call to try to meet up, but with the crowds, there's no guarantee we'll find you. The march starts around 3pm.


Meeting Point: Call for information on our lunch meeting at 1pm.
SUN JULY 6, 2008: BUTTERFLY SPOTTING IN FUNG YUEN VALLEY
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1980, Fung Yuen Valley near Taipo is a forested ravine behind the village of Fung Yuen. This area is recognized as an important breeding site for some butterflies of conservation concern, such as Common Birdwing and White Dragontail. We'll meander around the area, guidebooks, cameras and binoculars in hand. If you don't have a guidebook, you can share. We will also pay a visit to Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po MTR Station
SUN JULY 13, 2008: AFTERNOON BEACH WALK AND THE STOEP
From Mui Wo we'll bus to Tong Fuk and then take a leisurely shoeless walk along the Tong Fuk and Cheung Sha beaches with a full dip in the sea from time to time to cool off. We'll arrive at the Stoep restaurant in time for second lunch. Bring your swimmers. Maybe walk back to Mui Wo if we feel like it.


Meeting Point: 10:20 am at the Central Ferry Pier to catch the 10:30am ferry to Mui Wo
SATURDAY JULY 19: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner. Walk takes around 2 hours.


Meeting Point: 4:45pm at Wanchai Gap playground (take Bus #15 from Queensway outside Queensway Plaza toward the Peak and get off at the corner of Stubbs Road and Wanchai Gap Road --about 30 minutes) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN AUGUST 31, 2008: NAM CHUNG AREA POOLS
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SUN JUNE 7: TAI TAN COUNTRY TRAIL
We'll take the bus to Wong Shek Pier and then follow the fairly flat trail following the coast towards Hoi Ha. If we feel like it, we make also walk out to Ocean Point along the Wan Tsai nature trail. At Hoi Ha there's a possibility of a dip, cool drinks and then the mini-bus back to civilization.


Meeting Point: 10am at the Sai Kung Bus Terminus near the toilets and the garden pool
SUN JUNE 21: SHUI LO CHO POOLS (LANTAU ISLAND)
We'll take the bus to the Kwun Yam temple on Tai O Road (past the turnoff for the Buddha), then walk past Ngau Kwo Tin and Lung Tsai Ng Yuen, turn right at Man Cheung Po to Shui Lo Cho. We need to leave the path at the bridge with the brown painted rails (see photos). After swimming in a choice of pools you finish along the waterfront back to Tai O. The hike is not too taxing but the descent by the waterfall is a steep scramble. Bring your swimming gear.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at the Central Ferry Piers for the 9:40 ferry to Mui Wo
SUN JUNE 28: WILSON STAGE 10: PAK SING LENG TO NAM CHUNG
Hill start, then fairly easy. Walk through bamboo forest and abandoned village and traditional stone laid path. Shaded most of the way. Good views of Shenzhen. The stroll will be 3 hours long. Finish at Luk Keng.


Meeting Point: 10 am at Tai Po Market MTR to Tai Po and then bus or taxi to Tai Mei Tuk
WED, JULY 1, 2007: ANNUAL DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
Still no universal suffrage in Hong Kong, so there's no excuse but to do this annual hike. We'll meet at a restaurant in Causeway Bay first and then join the march starting at around 3:30pm in Victoria Park. Please RSVP.


Meeting Point: 2pm at Simply Thai, Shop 1104, 11/FL, Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay +852 2506 1212
SUN JULY 5: MORNING PEAK WALK AND VEGGIE DIM SUM
We'll walk up Hatton Road and then around Lugard Road for fabulous harbour views, weather permitting. From the Peak Tram we'll follow Plantation Road up and then Hospital Path and Chatham Path all the way down to the Midlevels and the best veggie dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong. This is an all-concrete route with plenty of steps and hills. Bring dry clothes to wear for the meal. Please RSVP to Angela to join the dim sum.


Meeting Point: 9am at corner of Kotewall Road and Hatton Road near HKU
SUN JULY 12: SAI WAN BEACH (NR MACLEHOSE STAGE 2)
We'll taxi to the end of Sai Kung Sai Wan Road and then take an easy 45 minute walk to Sai Wan Beach. Once there we will swim (definitely bring a swim suit and towel). We may explore the pools on Kap Man Hang stream and maybe eat some noodles at the dai pai dong. Bring a snack in case the food isn't up to our standards.


Meeting Point: 10am at the Sai Kung Bus Terminus near the toilets and the garden pool
SUN JULY 19: LONG KE WAN IN SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK
We'll taxi to the end of the reservoir road and take the short hike into the beach at Long Ke. Bring swimmers, food and water enough to spend a few hours walking and swimming. We can determine exact route in/out on the morning depending on weather and fitness.


Meeting Point: 10:20am at Pak Tam Chung bus station to take taxis to the start point. We recommend catching Bus 94 at 10:00am at the Sai Kung bus terminus.
SUN JULY 26: WANG CHUNG STREAM TREKKING
From the station we take bus 275R to Bridal's Pool and walk towards Tai Mei Tuk about 3 minutes to the entrance of the stream. We go up stream and enjoy different pools on the way. Then we leave on stream and take Pat Sin Leng Nature Educational Trail back to Bridal's Pool or Tai Mei Tuk, depends on the time we spent on pools. Do not forget to bring your swimmers (and probably water guns). The trail along the stream is slippery and we may need to do some rock climbing. Thus it is better to bring along your gloves to protect your hands.


Meeting Point: 9:30am Tai Po Market MTR station lobby
SUN AUG 2: NAM CHUNG AREA POOLS
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SATURDAY AUG 15: UP AND DOWN THE PEAK TWILIGHT JAUNT
We will walk up from Central to the start of the Morning Trail and go up to the Peak. We might do a lap of the Peak before descending Old Peak Road to Hong Kong Park where we will eat at the Thai Restaurant.


Meeting Point: 5.30 pm at Marks & Spencers, Central Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 16: TUEN MUN AREA HEAT TORTURE AND SWIM
It will be a day-long tough hike with swimming in mountain stream pools. The area is rugged, remote & at times steep & challenging.


Meeting Point: 9:45 at Leung King Light Rail Station
SATURDAY AUG 22: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner. Walk takes around 2 hours.


Meeting Point: 4:45pm at Wanchai Gap playground (take Bus #15 from Queensway outside Queensway Plaza toward the Peak and get off at the corner of Stubbs Road and Wanchai Gap Road --about 30 minutes) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY 23 AUG: SHADY HIKE WITH SWIM
We shall take bus 51 via Route Twist to Tai Mo Shan Pass & walk Stage 9 of the Mac Trail. At Tin Fu Chai we shall divert to the Lin Lam stream waterfall and swim at one of its pool. It will be a 4 hours relaxed walk excluding swimming time & mostly downhill on wooded trails. If you do not swim you could continue to walk to the Sham Cheng goose restaurant where the hike ends.


Meeting Point: 9:45 am at Exit A Tsuen Wan MTR.
SUNDAY AUG 30: PING NAM STREAM UPPER HALF
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SUNDAY SEPT 6: JUNK TRIP
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 and hiking. 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. Book your places by email to Amanda.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at University MTR station
SUN JUNE 6: WONG LUNG STREAM RECONNAISSANCE
We'll walk from the station to Wong Lung Hang Road and then up the stream as far as we can (safely) go. Be prepared for swimming, scrambling, bush-whacking, climbing and changes of plan since we have never tried this trail before. Most likely we will climb the whole stream up to the Lantau Trail and then come back down the Wong Lung Hang Country Trail. If it rains, we'll do another hike starting from the same location.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at the Tung Chung MTR station, Exit A. Don't be late! Remember trains run every 10 minutes or so.
SUN JUNE 13: HO CHUNG, SAI KUNG WOODS WALK
Leaving Tsung Lan Shue village near the Kowloon-side of Hiram Highway, we shall follow the shaded Sai Kung Ancient path, paved with slabs of stones, pass Wong Keng Tsai, down to the fertile Ho Chung Valley dotted with many horticultural farms. At Kai Ham, we shall ascend another path sheltered from the intense heat of the summer by thick woods winding along the stream valley passing abandon villages of Tai No and Sheung Yeung with solitary hill rice cultivation terraces. Then we shall move eastward to the crest of a pass and descend to Mau Ping San Uk, Mui Tze Lam and end up at Tai Shui Hang near Ma On San New Town. Though most of the paths are well-shaded under dense fung shui trees and great ferns, ensure to bring sufficient water and wear sun protective clothing.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at Choi Hung MTR Exit B. We will share taxis to Tsung Lan Shue.
SUN JUNE 20: WILSON TRAIL STAGE 10 WITH DIP
We'll take the bus to Tai Mai Tuk and then walk on the Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail to meet Wilson Trail Stage 10. There will be a climb at the beginning (sweaty) but the trail is mostly shady with gentle terrain passing several abandoned villages. Towards the end we'll start searching for Ping-Ka Stream where there is a beautiful waterfall and pool for a cooling dip. We'll finish in Luk Keng to catch the minibus to Fanling. Bring your swimmers and/or a change of clothes.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po Market MTR Station
SATURDAY JUNE 26: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 5pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
THURSDAY JULY 1: ANNUAL DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
Still no universal suffrage in Hong Kong, so there's no excuse but to do this annual hike. We'll meet at a restaurant in Causeway Bay first and then join the march starting at around 3:30pm in Victoria Park. Please RSVP.


Meeting Point: 1:30pm at a restaurant TBC
SUN JULY 4: BUTTERFLY SPOTTING IN FUNG YUEN VALLEY
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1980, Fung Yuen Valley near Taipo is a forested ravine behind the village of Fung Yuen. This area is recognized as an important breeding site for some butterflies of conservation concern, such as Common Birdwing and White Dragontail. Despite being located on the urban fringe, remarkably more than half of all local butterfly species have been recorded here. We may also pay a visit to Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve. We'll spot insects too.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po MTR Station
SATURDAY JULY 10: HANGING AROUND IN MACAU
Depending on the weather, swimming is allowed, but hiking is absolutely prohibited. Besides, we'll be eating and hanging around Macau all day. Please bring with you an empty stomach and enough money to survive the whole day. We might go to Fernando's for a leisurely lunch or dinner, but we might also skip it if we feel like trying something new. Bring also your passport (or HKPID), cash for the ferry, swimming suit, sun lotion and a change of clothes so you can be dry for the return ferry ride.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am outside the ticket booths for the Macau Ferry at Sheung Wan Shun Tak Ferry Terminal. Please sign up through my email account. I`ll NOT show up if no one signs up by the end of July 8, 2010. Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JULY 17: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner. Walk takes around 2 hours.


Meeting Point: 4:00pm at Eastbound bus stops near Queensway Plaza, or 4:45pm at Wanchai Gap playground (take Bus #15 from Queensway outside Queensway Plaza toward the Peak and get off at the corner of Stubbs Road and Wanchai Gap Road --about 30 minutes) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JULY 24: UP AND DOWN THE PEAK TWILIGHT JAUNT
We will walk up from Central to the start of the Morning Trail and go up to the Peak. We might do a lap of the Peak before descending Old Peak Road to Hong Kong Park where we will eat at the Thai Restaurant.


Meeting Point: 5.30 pm at Marks & Spencers, Central Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JULY 25: "TAI LONG SAI WAN BELONGS TO EVERYONE" TOUR
We'll join concerned Hong Kong outdoors-people in a tour to scenic Tai Long Sai Wan which is threatened by uncontrolled development. We'll taxi to the end of Sai Kung Sai Wan Road and then take an easy 45 minute walk to Sai Wan Beach. Bring a swim suit and towel in case we decide to swim. We may explore the pools on Kap Man Hang stream and maybe eat some noodles at the dai pai dong. Bring a snack in case the restaurants are too crowded.


Meeting Point: 9.30 am on the steps near the bus terminus at Sai Kung
SUNDAY AUG 1: BEACH WALK AND THE STOEP
From Mui Wo we'll bus to Tong Fuk and then take a leisurely shoeless walk along the Tong Fuk and Cheung Sha beaches with a full dip in the sea from time to time to cool off. We'll arrive at the Stoep restaurant in time for lunch. Bring your swimmers.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at the Central Ferry Pier to catch the 9:40am ferry to Mui Wo
SATURDAY AUG 7: NIGHT CLIMB OF CASTLE PEAK
We will start walking up from Leung King on a concrete path up about 300 meters and continue with a natural trail for another 200 meters up toward Castle Peak to watch the sunset (7.07 pm), a spectacular 360 degree vista of northwest Hong Kong gradually fall into red around us. The route is not difficult but prepare for a few eroded or gravelly grounds during the climb. We shall return with steps down to civilization for a Michelin dinner. So bring a torch, enough water and money. A $$$ back guarantee hike from... of HKSAR. *FCFW = first come first wait


Meeting Point: 4:00 pm FCFW* at Leung King Light Rail Station in front of Leung King Shopping Mall, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY AUG 14: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 5pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 22: PING NAM STREAM DIPPING
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SUNDAY AUG 29: LIN FA STREAM TREKKING
We shall immediately walk up to the catch-water path at the back of the Tunnel office towards Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. This is a flat and easy walk, apart from the initial climb. Near Kat Hing Bridge we shall enter the Lin Fa lower course, rather flat but deposited with eroded sediments and rocks. Three or more pools associated with waterfalls are embedded along the upper valley which is v-shaped with steep slopes covered by dense woods with no retreating routes. Expect to jump between boulders, grasp on rock crevices or climb overhanging cliffs requiring a bit of dexterity, balance and courage. Some pools might be deep with strong currents. Those who will not like to do the stream-trekking may take a relaxed mountain trail and meet the stream-trekking group at a rendezvous at the top of the valley. We will finish at a Sham Cheng goose restaurant around 5:30 pm where hungry hikers might enjoy a beer or meal. Bring your swimmers and be ready for wet feet.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at the Tai Lam Tunnel Bus Interchange just north of the Tai Lam Tunnel. Buses from HK Island or Kowloon coming out from the Tai Lam Tunnel to Yuen Long/Tin Shui Wai will all stop there. For example, buses 967, 968, 969A, 268B or 269B.
SUN JUNE 5, 2011: TAI SHING STREAM BOULDER HOPPING
We'll take taxi or minibus to Shing Mun Reservoir, a short walk along the shoreline and then we start scrambling, climbing and balancing upstream while sampling pools along the way. Wet feet are possible. I expect the water will be cold, refreshing and full of nipping fish to clean your skin. Those who are less sure-footed can visit the stream at several spots and take the easy side trail that follows upstream. Bring your swimmers and lunch.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at Tsuen Wan MTR station exit A
SUN JUNE 12, 2011: HAU TONG STREAM TREKKING
Hoi Ha Road -> Hau Tong stream -> Cheung Sheung Country Trail -> Hoi Ha Road Scenery?Hau Tong, Submarine stone, Fan stream


Meeting Point: Meeting Time: 0915 Meeting place:Green mini-bus #7 in Sai Kung in the main mini-bus terminus
SUN JUNE 19, 2011: TUEN MUN HEAT TORTURE AND POOLS SWIM
It will be a day-long tough hike with swimming in mountain streams & pools. One pool has a natural sandy bottom and another is a rock pool. The area is rugged, remote & at times fully exposed under the Sun. Bring your swimmers and lunch.


Meeting Point: 9:45 at Leung King Light Rail Station
SUN JUNE 26, 2011: SHUI LO CHO POOLS (LANTAU ISLAND)
We'll take the bus to the Kwun Yam temple on Tai O Road (past the turnoff for the Buddha), then walk past Ngau Kwo Tin and Lung Tsai Ng Yuen, turn right at Man Cheung Po to Shui Lo Cho. Need to leave the path at the bridge with the brown painted rails (see photos). After swimming in a choice of pools you finish along the waterfront back to Tai O. The hike is not too taxing but the descent by the waterfall is a steep scramble. Bring your swimming gear.


Meeting Point: 9:45 at Tung Chung MTR Exit B
FRIDAY JULY 1: ANNUAL DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
Still no universal suffrage in Hong Kong, so there's no excuse but to do this annual hike. We'll meet at a restaurant in Causeway Bay first and then join the march starting at around 3:30pm in Victoria Park. Please RSVP.


Meeting Point: 2pm at a restaurant in Causeway Bay, TBA
SUN JULY 3: HO CHUNG, SAI KUNG SUB-TROPICAL WOODS WALK
Leaving Tsung Lan Shue village near the Kowloon-side of Hiram Highway, we shall follow the shaded Sai Kung Ancient path, paved with slabs of stones, pass Wong Keng Tsai, down to the fertile Ho Chung Valley dotted with many horticultural farms. At Kai Ham, we shall ascend another path sheltered from the intense heat of the summer by thick woods winding along the stream valley passing abandon villages of Tai No and Sheung Yeung with solitary hill rice cultivation terraces. Then we shall move eastward to the crest of a pass and descend to Mau Ping San Uk, Mui Tze Lam and end up at Tai Shui Hang near Ma On San New Town. Though most of the paths are well-shaded under dense fung shui trees and great ferns, ensure to bring sufficient water and wear sun protective clothing.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at Choi Hung MTR Exit B. We will share taxis to Tsung Lan Shue.
SUN JULY 10, 2011: LIN FA STREAM TREKKING & POOL SWIMMING
We shall immediately walk up to the catch-water path at the back of the Tunnel office towards Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. This is a flat and easy walk, apart from the initial climb. Near Kat Hing Bridge we shall enter the Lin Fa lower course, rather flat but deposited with eroded sediments and rocks. Three or more pools associated with waterfalls are embedded along the upper valley which is v-shaped with steep slopes covered by dense woods with no retreating routes. Expect to jump between boulders, grasp on rock crevices or climb overhanging cliffs requiring a bit of dexterity, balance and courage. Hikers who will not like to do the stream-trekking may take a relaxed mountain trail and meet the stream-trekking group at a rendezvous at the top of the valley. We shall finish at a Sham Cheng goose restaurant in late afternoon where hungry hikers might enjoy a beer or meal. Bring your swimmers and be ready for wet feet.


Meeting Point: 9:45 am at the Tai Lam Tunnel Interchange bus stop just north of the Tai Lam Tunnel. Buses from HK Island or Kowloon coming out from the Tai Lam Tunnel to Yuen Long/Tin Shui Wai will all stop there. For example, buses 967, 968, 969A, 268B or 269B.
SATURDAY JULY 16: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)"


Meeting Point: 5pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JULY 23: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner. Walk takes around 2 hours.


Meeting Point: 4:00pm at Eastbound bus stops near Queensway Plaza, or 4:45pm at Wanchai Gap playground (take Bus #15 from Queensway outside Queensway Plaza toward the Peak and get off at the corner of Stubbs Road and Wanchai Gap Road --about 30 minutes) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN JULY 31, 2011: BUTTERFLY SPOTTING IN FUNG YUEN VALLEY
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1980, Fung Yuen Valley near Taipo is a forested ravine behind the village of Fung Yuen. This area is recognized as an important breeding site for some butterflies of conservation concern, such as Common Birdwing and White Dragontail. Despite being located on the urban fringe, remarkably more than half of all local butterfly species have been recorded here. We may also pay a visit to Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve. We'll spot insects too.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po MTR Station
SUNDAY AUGUST 7: TAI TAM WATERFALL HIKE
We'll walk up the hill and down into Tai Tam Country Park passing the reservoir and taking a few turns until we get to the stream at Tai Tam Mound. Anyone who wants a short, steep scramble can visit the falls for dipping. Others can hang by the stream on the trail. Bring snacks and a relaxed attitude. After the falls, we'll walk down the shady path to Tai Tam Road.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at the corner of Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Tai Tam Reservoir Road (the turn-off for Parkview), near the gas station. To get there, take Bus #6 from Central.
SATURDAY AUG 13: UP AND DOWN THE PEAK TWILIGHT JAUNT
We will walk up from Central to the start of the Morning Trail and go up to the Peak. We might do a lap of the Peak before descending Old Peak Road to Hong Kong Park where we will eat at the Thai Restaurant.


Meeting Point: 5.30 pm at Marks & Spencers, Central Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 14: PING NAM STREAM DIPPING
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SATURDAY AUG 20: NIGHT CLIMB OF CASTLE PEAK
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 7:05pm), 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: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!


Meeting Point: : 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 21: QING DAI STREAM UPPER HALF
This will be mostly a leisurely day by a few pools close to Castle Peak. The hike starts with a reasonably strenuous uphill but once we`ve climbed the initial 200 or so meters, things get much easier. The first pool we`ll visit is big but shallow with a nice sandy bottom and plenty of fishes. The pool is near small waterfalls that provide excellent chance to get natural massage. The second pool we stop by is deep enough to jump in and with a proper waterfall. Once we`re done with the second pool, we`ll continue upstream until we find a trail to take us back to Leung King. We`ll have to walk for another hour on the trail before finishing the hike. Walking distance is around 10km and the highest point is about 200-250 meters. Expect a fairly easy walk on the trail bits but with strenuous up hill at first. The stream parts require some climbing of rocks and small cliffs. Expecting to finish in about 5 hours but of course depends on the time we spend at pools. Walking time is around 2-3 hours. The hike is mostly exposed overhead and it`s most likely going to be a hot and sunny day so bring plenty to drink and an umbrella if you think you need one for extra shade.


Meeting Point: Meeting Time & Place: 11:00am Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun
SATURDAY, AUG 27: TUNG PING CHAU
We'll be wondering and exploring the island all day as the return ferry is at 5:15pm. Bring your swimsuits and shoes for walking in the water on rocks: like rubber sandals, or light runners you can change out of later. There are a few nice coves that we can swim in. Bring food for lunch.


Meeting Point: 8:30am at the University MTR Station, to catch the 9am ferry from from Ma Liu Shui ferry pier, a 15 minute walk. Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JUNE 3: HO CHUNG, SAI KUNG WOODS WALK
Leaving Tsung Lan Shue village near the Kowloon-side of Hiram Highway, we shall follow the shaded Sai Kung Ancient path, paved with slabs of stone, pass Wong Keng Tsai, down to the fertile Ho Chung Valley dotted with many horticultural farms. At Kai Ham, we shall ascend another path sheltered from the intense heat of the summer by thick woods winding along the stream valley passing abandon villages of Tai No and Sheung Yeung with solitary hill rice cultivation terraces. Then we shall move eastward to the crest of a pass and descend to Mau Ping San Uk, Mui Tze Lam and end up at Tai Shui Hang near Ma On Shan New Town. Though most of the paths are well-shaded under dense fung shui trees and great ferns, ensure to bring sufficient water and wear sun protective clothing.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at Choi Hung MTR Exit B. We will share taxis to Tsung Lan Shue.
SUNDAY JUNE 10: THE PEAK FROM HKU
We will proceed up through the campus until we reach the Morning Trail. There is a bit of a climb but much of the trail is in shade. Hiking time is about three hours. (You can return to the MTR via bus or the Peak Tram from the top.) Please be sure to bring enough water because there is nowhere to buy any until the end of the hike. In the event of an Amber Rain warning or above the hike will be cancelled.


Meeting Point: Kate at the bus stop in front of HKU at 10 am. (Take bus 23 or bus 40 westbound from Admiralty MTR to get there. The bus stop is outside Lane Crawford in Pacific Place.)
SUNDAY JUNE 17: NEI SAN STREAM
This stream flows from Nei Lak Shan down to San Tau village on the northern coast of Lantau. Previously listed as one of Hong Kong's Nine Great Streams, it runs close to the route of the modern Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride. The stream has many lovely pools and waterfalls, as well as the notorious 70-meter Mo Tin Cliff . Portions of the climb are quite challenging, so this trek should only be attempted by experienced stream trekkers who have good climbing skills and are comfortable on steep slippery rocks. We shall walk from Tung Chung to San Tau, then follow the stream from sea level up to an altitude of 440 meters. This is one of the longest streams in Hong Kong, and there are no exit trails until the end. A short scramble through the forest brings us out onto the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail, after which there is a short but steep climb to our maximum height of 560 meters. We can then enjoy a relaxing downhill stroll into Ngong Ping, where restaurants and buses await.Trekkers are advised to wear suitable shoes (e.g., Five-Tens) and be prepared for wet feet. Other useful items include gloves, swimming gear, a flashlight (it could be a very long day), and plenty of food and water. As a final note of warning, the stream entrance is guarded by the following government sign: "Danger! This path leads to a stream where fatal accidents took place. Please do not attempt stream trekking without adequate preparation." This is good advice. Participants in this hike must be prepared to assume full responsibility for their own personal safety. By showing up for the hike, you agree to absolve the hike leaders and other participants of all responsibility for any accidents or injuries that may occur.


Meeting Point: 9:00am at Tung Chung MTR station, exit A
SATURDAY 23 JUNE: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 4.30 pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JULY 14: NIGHT CLIMB OF CASTLE PEAK
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 7:05pm), 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: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!


Meeting Point: : 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY JULY 21: NIGHT CLIMB OF LION ROCK
From Lok Fu Station we will meander through Lok Fu Estate and Tin Ma Estate until would find ourselves at the BBQ site of Lion Rock Country Park. We'll try to find the trail that ascends via Sz Tsz Shan and connects with the Maclehose Trail. From there it is a simple matter to climb Lion Rock in time for the sunset, weather permitting. Once we've fully taken in the sights of the setting sun, we'll descend in the twilight via Shatin Pass Road, ending very close to that cool Sichuan Restaurant in Wong Tai Sin. (Food Directors, please note.) Bring a spare shirt or two to absorb masses of sweat, plenty of water to create the sweat and a flashlight for the way down.CANCELLED DUE TO AIR POLLUTION.


Meeting Point: : 4:30 pm at Lok Fu MTR, Exit A Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 12: MUI WO TO PUI O, LANTAU ISLAND
We'll take the trail behind the trwn to Pui O beach where we'll stop for a swim and/or cool showers. The walk will be a bit up and down at times and partially shaded. Pui O beach is very pretty with paddy fields and fish-filled lagoons nearby. Bring a snack and your swimmers. Maybe we'll have lunch nearby or in Mui Wo before heading home.


Meeting Point: Lantau Ferry Pier in Central 9.30am for the 9.40am ferry to Mui Wo
SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll take the bus to the top of Wanchai Gap Road and walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner. Walk takes around 2 hours.


Meeting Point: 4:30pm in Admiralty outside Queensway Plaza near the bus stop for #15 to the Peak Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST: UP AND DOWN THE PEAK TWILIGHT JAUNT
We will walk up from Central to the start of the Morning Trail and go up to the Peak. We might do a lap of the Peak before descending Old Peak Road to Hong Kong Park where we will eat at the Thai Restaurant.


Meeting Point: 5.30 pm at Marks & Spencers, Central Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JUNE 2: MA DAI STREAM
This is a big stream with lots of giant boulders and plenty of fun places to swim. The highlight is Hero Falls, which has a very deep pool beneath it. Bring your goggles or mask and snorkel as the water is usually clear and you can see all the way to the bottom. Frequent boulder hopping and non-technical rock climbing is necessary (difficulty rating 3 out of 5). Be prepared to get your feet wet. The exit trail may involve some bushwhacking.


Meeting Point: 9:00am at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, exit B
SUNDAY JUNE 9: TAI O TO TUNG CHUNG
We will take a bus to Tai O for the start of the walk. The hike is mostly flat with only the occasional gentle slope, so it won't be too taxing in the heat. The views of the sea are beautiful from the headland and we may spy the pink dolphins feeding along the way. Although this is a flat walk and shaded part of the way, it lasts for between 4 and a half and 5 hours, so bring sun protection and lots of water. The day will end back in Tung Chung with cold beer and dinner at the local Indian restaurant, for those who would like to join.


Meeting Point: 12 noon Tung Chung MTR, Exit A
SATURDAY 15 JUNE: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 5pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JUNE 16: LOTUS STREAM TREKKING & POOLS SWIMMING
We shall immediately walk up to the catch-water path at the back of the Highway Tunnel office towards Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. This is a flat and easy walk, apart from the initial climb. Near Kat Hing Bridge we shall enter the Lotus Stream lower course, rather flat but deposited with eroded sediments and rocks. Three or more pools associated with waterfalls are embedded along the v-shaped dense woods valleys. There are no retreating routes once the group entered the stream course. Expect to jump between boulders, grasp on rock crevices or climb overhanging cliffs requiring a bit of dexterity and balance. We shall finish at a Sham Cheng, Castle Peak Road. Bring your swimmers and be ready to submerge yourself into the cool hill streams. The hike will be cancelled if a black/red/amber or thunderstorm warning is in force at 8:00am on Sunday morning.


Meeting Point: 9:45 am at the Tai Lam Tunnel Interchange bus stop just north of the Tai Lam Tunnel. Buses from HK Island or Kowloon coming out from the Tai Lam Tunnel towards Yuen Long/Tin Shui Wai will all stop there. Examples, buses 967, 968, 969A, 268B or 269B.
SUNDAY JUNE 23: NEI SAN STREAM
This stream flows from Nei Lak Shan down to San Tau village on the northern coast of Lantau. Previously listed as one of Hong Kong's Nine Great Streams, it runs close to the route of the modern Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride. The stream has many lovely pools and waterfalls, as well as the notorious 70-meter Mo Tin Cliff. Portions of the climb are quite challenging, so this trek should only be attempted by experienced stream trekkers who have good climbing skills and are comfortable on steep slippery rocks. (Difficulty rating 3 out of 5.) We shall walk from Tung Chung to San Tau, then follow the stream from sea level up to an altitude of 440 meters. This is a long stream, and there are no exit trails until the end. A short scramble through the forest brings us out onto the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail, after which there is a short but steep climb to our maximum height of 560 meters. We can then enjoy a relaxing downhill stroll into Ngong Ping, where restaurants and buses await. Trekkers are advised to wear suitable shoes (e.g., Five-Tens) and be prepared for wet feet. Other useful items include gloves, swimming gear, and plenty of food and water. If there is heavy rain or lightning, the stream trek may be changed to a trail hike or even cancelled altogether. If in doubt, please contact the hike leader on the morning of the hike.


Meeting Point: 9:00am at Tung Chung MTR station, exit A
SATURDAY 29 JUNE: BLACKS LINK AND TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner.


Meeting Point: 4:30 pm at Admiralty No. 15 Bus Stop Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN JUNE 30 2013: TAI SHING STREAM AND POOLS SWIMMING
We shall take a minibus to Shing Mun Reservoir, a short walk along the shoreline and then we start scrambling, climbing and balancing upstream while sampling pools along the way. Wet feet are possible. The water will be expecte to be cold, refreshing and full of nipping fish to clean your skin. Those who are less sure-footed can visit the stream at several spots and take the easy side trail that follows upstream. Bring your swimmers and lunch. The hike will be cancelled if an amber, red, black or thunderstorm is in force at 8:00am on Sunday.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at Tsuen Wan MTR station exit A
MONDAY JULY 1: HIKE FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE
After lunch, we'll join the cheery mob in Victoria Park, eventually walking through Causeway Bay and Wanchai through to Central as we demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017. Bring your own signs, costumes and enthusiasm. Umbrellas are a good idea! There will be plenty of photo ops. Bring water and perhaps a small snack. To join the lunch, please reserve your spot with Angela by June 29.


Meeting Point: 1pm at a veggie restaurant in Causeway Bay
SATURDAY JULY 6: FIREFLY SPOTTING AND DINNER AT SHA LO TONG
We'll take taxis or a minibus to Fung Yuen, checking the butterfly park first and walking up the hill to beautiful Sha Lo Tong valley where we will see more bugs and birds. Bring binoculars and nature books if you have them. Kate will be there to help us spot things. We will have dinner at an outdoor restaurant for HK$120 per person. Reservations are mandatory. Please reserve your spot with Amanda by July 4. If it's rainy, we may change the route. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out.


Meeting Point: 4pm at Tai Po Market MTR Station, near the coffee shop Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JULY 7: COLD WATER STREAM TREK, STREAM CHANNEL WADING, POOLS AND SANDWICH ROCK
The Cold Water Stream (Tai Leung Shui) in the Castle Peak basin is rich with "sandy beach" pools drained by unpolluted water. The sand comes from disintegrated rocks after heavy erosion resulted from military activities. We shall trek between its middle & upper course to see an interesting rock-split like slices of a loaf of bread. Need to wade water in part of a stream channel covered under dense bush and to walk on gravelly slopes. Bring a pair of gloves and wear a pair of amphibian shoes and be prepared to dip into the water. Starts from Leung Tin Pass and end up in Lung Kwu Tan Beach.


Meeting Point: 10 am at Leung King Light Rail station in front of Leung King Shopping Mall, Tuen Mun.
SATURDAY 13 JULY, 2007: WONG NAI CHUNG WAR "BATTLEFIELD TRAIL"
Wong Nai Chung War "Battlefield Trail" and Tai Tam Reservoir Walk Relics from World War II, such as pillboxes, magazines and large concrete cooking stoves are part of this new trail which was opened in 2006 at starts at Parkview to Sir Cecil's Ride. This is short, but we can do a leisurely walk around reservoirs in the area and perhaps then work out a route to Repulse Bay


Meeting Point: 4:30 pm at Parkview Lobby Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY, JULY 21: TAI TAM WATERFALL HIKE
We'll walk up the hill and down into Tai Tam Country Park passing the reservoir and taking a few turns until we get to the stream at Tai Tam Mound. Anyone who wants a short, steep scramble can visit the falls for dipping. Others can hang by the stream on the trail. Bring snacks and a relaxed attitude. After the falls, we'll walk down the shady path to Tai Tam Road.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am at the corner of Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Tai Tam Reservoir Road (the turn-off for Parkview), near the gas station. To get there, take Bus #6 from Central.
SATURDAY JULY 27: DRAGON'S BACK
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 4:45 pm at Shau Kei Wan MTR station Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JULY 28: LOTUS STREAM TREKKING & POOLS SWIMMING
We shall immediately walk up to the catch-water path at the back of the Highway Tunnel office towards Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. This is a flat and easy walk, apart from the initial climb. Near Kat Hing Bridge we shall enter the Lotus Stream lower course, rather flat but deposited with eroded sediments and rocks. Three or more pools associated with waterfalls are embedded along the v-shaped dense woods valleys. There are no retreating routes once the group entered the stream course. Expect to jump between boulders, grasp on rock crevices or climb overhanging cliffs requiring a bit of dexterity and balance. We shall finish at a Sham Cheng, Castle Peak Road. Bring your swimmers and be ready to submerge yourself into the cool hill streams. The hike will be cancelled if a black/red/amber or thunderstorm warning is in force at 8:00am on Sunday morning


Meeting Point: 9:45 am at the Tai Lam Tunnel Interchange bus stop just north of the Tai Lam Tunnel. Buses from HK Island or Kowloon coming out from the Tai Lam Tunnel towards Yuen Long/Tin Shui Wai will all stop there. Examples, buses 967, 968, 969A, 268B or 269B.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4: GON PAK STREAM
This stream lies within the Tsing Shan Firing Range to the west of Tuen Mun, flowing northwest from Gon Shan (Dry Hill) to the shores of Deep Bay. The stream bed is sandy due to the eroded granite landscape of the surrounding hills. There are also many interesting waterfalls and pools to swim in. Perhaps the best feature is a slot waterfall, at the top of which the entire stream pours through a narrow hole into a small rock cavern. Those with a sense of adventure can climb up the waterfall, enter the cavern, and squeeze out through the hole. (Bring goggles if you want to try this.) Wear amphibious shoes since we will need to wade in the stream at the beginning. Frequent boulder hopping and non-technical rock climbing is necessary, with a difficulty rating of 3 out of 5. Anyone not traveling by MTR can meet us at the terminus for green minibus 33 on Tai Fung Street in Yuen Long at 9:10am. The trek will end at Siu Hong MTR station. If there is heavy raiin or lightning, the stream trek may be changed to a trail hike or even cancelled altogether. If in doubt, please contact the hike leader on the morning of the hike.


Meeting Point: 9:00am at Yuen Long MTR station, exit B
SATURDAY AUGUST 10: MYSTERY TWILIGHT JAUNT
It's a mystery!


Meeting Point: 5.00 pm University Station MTR, near 7-11 Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11: SAM A CHUNG SNORKLING, COAST AND STREAM TREK
We shall start from the Bride's pool bus terminus and walk to Sam Ah Chung and skin dive or swim at its river mouth where fresh and salt water meet to watch corals, fishes, crabs and curious marine creatures . Then we shall coast trek along the rugged shore to Ma Niu Shui and move upstream with a waterfall to rinse our salty body with fresh water. Entering the Ma Niu Ho stream course with some bushy parts, we shall move east via the Shueng and Ha Mui Tin paths finally back to the bus terminus. Bring enough water, gloves, a mask and a snorkle. Recommend to wear shoes while entering the waters to prevent cuts from possible sharp edges hidden underwater. Hikers will be responsible for their own safety and waive for the rights in any claims against the leader or the group.


Meeting Point: 9:20 am at Tai Po MTR exit opposite to the coffee shop.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17: SHUI LO CHO STREAM
Hike begins in Tai O with about 1 1/2 hours walk to the first pool (we will skip the lower part of the stream and take a short-cut directly to the middle). We`ll have a swim in a very big pool and enjoy the spectacular scenery around. We`ll then continue further upstream dipping into at least two additional pools. After the stream, we`ll enter proper trails again which will eventually take us back down to Tai O, and we can also pass by Lung Tsai Ng Yuen if time permits. The hike includes a few steep climbs so bring gloves if you think necessary. Also a very small portion of bushwhacking The hike will be cancelled if a black/red/amber or thunderstorm warning is in force at 8:00am on Saturday morning


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Tung Chung MTR Station, exit A Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY AUGUST 24: PEAK NIGHT HIKE
We'll climb Morning Trail to the Peak, then take a lap around, then down Old Peak Road followed by food at the Thai Restaurant in HK Park.


Meeting Point: 4:45pm at Marks and Spencer's, Queens Road Central Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUGUST 25: GREEN DRAGON STREAM
This stream runs down the south side of Sunset Peak on Lantau. It has many attractive waterfalls and multiple pools to swim in. We shall start near sea level at the village of San Shek Wan and climb to an altitude of about 720 m, exiting the stream at the artificial swimming pool on Yi Tung Shan. There are two intermediate exits, one on the Lantau Trail (at 115 m) and one on the South Lantau Country Trail (at 375 m). Frequent boulder hopping and non-technical rock climbing is necessary. Bring gloves and be prepared to get your feet wet. The difficulty level is 3 (out of 5) up to the second exit and 4 thereafter. Those wishing to proceed beyond the second exit will need approval from the hike leader. At 8:55 we will join the queue for the 9:05 bus number 3M from Tung Chung to San Shek Wan, so don't be late! (You can also take the ferry to Mui Wo and meet us in San Shek Wan at 9:30, but please give advance notice if you plan to do so.) If there is heavy rain or lightning, the stream trek may be changed to a trail hike or even cancelled altogether. If in doubt, please contact the hike leader on the morning of the hike.


Meeting Point: 8:50am at Tung Chung MTR station, exit B
SATURDAY AUGUST 31: NIGHT CLIMB OF CASTLE PEAK
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 6.41pm), 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: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!


Meeting Point: : 3:45 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
MONDAY JUNE 2 (PUBLIC HOLIDAY): LOTUS STREAM TREKKING & POOLS SWIMMING
We shall immediately walk up to the catch-water path at the back of the Highway Tunnel office towards Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. This is a flat and easy walk, apart from the initial climb. Near Kat Hing Bridge we shall enter the Lotus Stream lower course, rather flat but deposited with eroded sediments and rocks. Three or more pools associated with waterfalls are embedded along the v-shaped dense woods valleys. There are no retreating routes once the group entered the stream course. Expect to jump between boulders, grasp on rock crevices or climb overhanging cliffs requiring a bit of dexterity and balance. We shall finish at a Sham Cheng, Castle Peak Road. Bring your swimmers and be ready to submerge yourself into the cool hill streams. The hike will be cancelled if a black/red/amber or thunderstorm warning is in force at 8:00am in the morning of the hiking day.


Meeting Point: 9:45 am at the Tai Lam Tunnel Interchange bus stop just north of the Tai Lam Tunnel. Buses from HK Island or Kowloon coming out from the Tai Lam Tunnel towards Yuen Long/Tin Shui Wai will all stop there. Examples, buses 967, 968, 969A, 268B or 269B.
SATURDAY JUNE 7: YIM TIN TSAI EXPLORATION
We'll take a short boat ride over to this nearby island which features abandoned villages and a small heritage centre. We'll walk every trail we can find before returning to Sai Kung for second lunch.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at the Sai Kung Public Ferry Pier Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JUNE 15: PUI O TO MUI WO
Hiking, then dinner at Wahh kee in Mui Wo.


Meeting Point: Tung Chung at 10 am Exit B Tung Chung MTR, or in Pui O at 10:30 by the Buffalo Fields (if you come from Central via ferry and M3 bus)
SUNDAY JUNE 22: SHARP ISLAND EXPLORATION
We will take a short ferry ride to Sharp Island near Kiu Tau to walk through shallow waters from the beach to the island where we will see pineapple bun shaped rocks. We may also try to visit the other beach on the island if we can hail a boat to get there. Bring swimming gear, shoes for walking in water, drinking water and a pack lunch.


Meeting Point: 9:15am at the Sai Kung Public Ferry Pier
SATURDAY JUNE 28: FIREFLY SPOTTING AND DINNER AT SHA LO TONG
We'll take taxis or a minibus to Fung Yuen, checking the butterfly park first and walking up the hill to beautiful Sha Lo Tong valley where we will see more bugs and birds. Bring binoculars and nature books if you have them. Kate will be there to help us spot things. We will have dinner at an outdoor restaurant for HK$120 per person. Reservations are mandatory. Please reserve your spot with Amanda by June 26. If it's rainy, we may change the route. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out.


Meeting Point: 4pm at Tai Po Market MTR Station, near the coffee shop Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JUNE 29: LAMMA ISLAND FAMILY WALK & LAMMA WINDS
This pleasant and scenic walk takes us from Sok Kwu Wan to Yung Shue Wan along the Lamma Island Family Walk. The walk offers some beautiful coastal views around Lamma along with the imposing view of Lamma Power Station. The walk takes us via Hung Shing Yeh beach, Lamma`s nicest beach, where you can take a dip in the water or stop for ice cream. Shortly after we`ll divert off the trail to Lamma Winds, a wind farm at Tai Ling which began operating in 2006, and was the first commercial-scale wind turbine in Hong Kong. An exhibition centre surrounds the base of the wind turbine, and is open daily from 7AM to 6PM. We`ll finish the walk in Yung Shue Wan, where we can enjoy a delicious seafood lunch (optional) before taking the ferry back to Central.


Meeting Point: 10am at Central Ferry Pier No.4 for 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay)
TUESDAY JULY 1: HIKE FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE
After lunch, we'll join the cheery mob in Victoria Park, eventually walking through Causeway Bay and Wanchai through to Central as we demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017. Bring your own signs, costumes and enthusiasm. Umbrellas are a good idea! There will be plenty of photo ops. Bring water and perhaps a small snack. To join the lunch, please reserve your spot with Angela by June 29.


Meeting Point: 1pm at a veggie restaurant in Causeway Bay TBC
SATURDAY JULY 5: DRAGON'S BACK
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 4:45 pm at Shau Kei Wan MTR station Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN JULY 13, 2006: SHADY HONG KONG ISLAND WALK
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.


Meeting Point: 9:00am in Pacific Place near the pedestrian bridge to Queensway Plaza, Admiralty
SATURDAY JULY 19: NIGHT CLIMB OF CASTLE PEAK
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: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!


Meeting Point: : 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY AUGUST 2: TWILIGHT JAUNT AROUND CHINESE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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.


Meeting Point: 5.00 pm University Station MTR, near 7-11 Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY AUG 16: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
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.


Meeting Point: 4 pm at the eastbound bus stop on Queensway near Admiralty Centre Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY AUG 24: NAM CHUNG AREA POOLS
We'll take the minibus to Nam Chung and follow the Nam Chung Country Trail up to the first crossing of the Ping-Nam Stream. From there we'll follow the stream up to find and sample 4-5 gorgeous swimming holes. Please be prepared for some slippery sections and rock climbing along the stream bed. Definitely bring your swimmers as we'll be in and out of some beautiful pools. If the ground is too wet and slippery, we'll dip in the pools closer to the trail and consider hiking further on the Nam Chung Trail. Depending on our time and attitude, we may complete the Nam Chung Trail towards Fanling or just return the way we came.


Meeting Point: 9:30 at Fan Ling MTR Station, inside near the Maxim's restaurant
SUNDAY AUG 31: MA DAI STREAM
This is a big stream with lots of giant boulders and plenty of fun places to swim. The highlight is Hero Falls, which has a very deep pool beneath it. Bring your goggles or mask and snorkel as the water is usually clear and you can see all the way to the bottom. Frequent boulder hopping and non-technical rock climbing is necessary. Be prepared to get your feet wet.


Meeting Point: 9:00am at Tai Shui Hang MTR station, exit B
SUN, JUNE 7 2015: TAI O TO TUNG CHUNG
We will take a bus to the fishing village of Tai O and then make our way back to Tung Chung via a coastal path. The hike is mostly flat with only the occasional gentle slope, so it won't be too difficult in the heat. The views of the sea are beautiful from the headland. We`ll return to Tung Chung via Tung Chung Battery & Ma Wan Chung Fishing Village.


Meeting Point: 10:30am at Tung Chung MTR, Exit A
SUN, JUNE 14 2015: MUI WO TO PUI O, LANTAU ISLAND
We'll take the trail behind the town to Pui O beach where we'll stop for a swim and/or cool showers. The walk will be a bit up and down at times and partially shaded. Pui O beach is very pretty with paddy fields and fish-filled lagoons nearby. Bring a snack and your swimmers. Maybe we'll have lunch nearby or in Mui Wo before heading home.


Meeting Point: Lantau Ferry Pier in Central 9.30am for the 9.40am ferry to Mui Wo
SUN, JUNE 21 2015: COLD WATER STREAM TREK AND POOLS
The Cold Water Stream (Tai Leung Shui) in the Castle Peak basin is rich with "sandy beach" pools drained by unpolluted water. The sand comes from disintegrated rocks after heavy erosion resulted from military activities. Be prepared to dip into the water. Starts from Leung Tin Pass and end up in the same place.


Meeting Point: 10 am at Leung King Light Rail station in front of Leung King Shopping Mall, Tuen Mun.
SUN, JUNE 28 2015: CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WALK
We leave the MTR and head on to the Wilson Trail. It's up for a while, but mainly through pine trees, and then along in a wide curve with views over the harbour - Quarry Bay, Kai Tak etc. When we come off the Wilson at one point, we can decide how we want to finish depending on time - the easier or the harder, sweatier way.


Meeting Point: Place: Tai Koo Shing MTR exit B
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 2015: DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
We still don't have democracy in Hong Kong, but we don't want to spend hours standing under the hot sun in Victoria Park and then have the government ignore us anyway. So this year we will take an easier protest route. We'll walk up some shady back trails in the Victoria Peak area, probably circumnavigate High West and Victoria Peak and as the day starts to fade we'll descend into Central to see how the protests are going. As a bonus for July 1, I will match all your donations towards the Save Our Country Parks legal defense fund. Seriously, the lack of fair representation in Hong Kong means that the government is not defending our most precious public assets.


Meeting Point: 3pm at Exit C1, HKU MTR Station
SUN, JULY 5 2015: LAMMA ISLAND BEACH WALK
We'll walk from Sok Kwu Wan past Mo Tat Wan and Yung Shue Ha, over the hill back to Sok Kwu Wan and then for a dip in the water at Lo So Shing Beach. We'll probably have a seafood lunch before taking the ferry back to Central.


Meeting Point: 10am at Central Ferry Pier No.4 for 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay)
SATURDAY, JULY 11 2015: BLACKS LINK & TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner.


Meeting Point: 4:15 pm at Eastbound bus stops near Admiralty MTR Exit C1 (take Bus #15 from Queensway outside Queensway Plaza toward the Peak and get off at the corner of Stubbs Road and Wanchai Gap Road --about 30 minutes) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY, JULY 18 2015: MYSTERY URBAN SURPRISE JAUNT
It's a mystery, but expect humans, tall buildings and other urban oddities. Easy, Peasy....


Meeting Point: 5.30 pm at TST clocktower - this may change as I think more on this and do some planning. Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN, JULY 26 2015: BADMINTON
It's just too hot to go hiking these days. Why don't we stay indoors to play a couple of badminton games? I shall reserve badminton court(s) in one of the government sport centres which is easily accessible by MTR. Timing and location will depend on court availability, but I shall target to start the game around mid-day so that we can enjoy an afternoon tea afterward. Depending on the number of people who sign up and the court availability, I shall reserve courts for 1-3 hours. Please try to sign up before July 14. Latecomers will only be entertained if court is available. I shall send the details once I manage to get the court(s) by July 16. To book your place, or for more information, please email Amanda.


Meeting Point: TBA
SATURDAY AUG 1: FIREFLY SPOTTING AND DINNER AT SHA LO TONG
We'll take taxis or a minibus to Fung Yuen, checking the butterfly park first and walking up the hill to beautiful Sha Lo Tong valley where we will see more bugs and birds. Bring binoculars and nature books if you have them. We will have dinner at an outdoor restaurant for HK$120 per person. Reservations are mandatory. Please reserve your spot with Amanda by July 30. If it's rainy, we may change the route. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out.


Meeting Point: 4pm at Tai Po Market MTR Station, near the coffee shop Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY, AUG 8, 2015: SAM A CHUNG SNORKELING, COAST AND 2 STREAMS TREKS
We shall start from the Bride's pool bus terminus and walk to the source of Sam Ah Chung and do a down-stream trek along its lower course until it hits the sea. At its river mouth where fresh and salt water meet we shall skin-dive to watch corals, fishes, crabs and curious marine creatures . Moving eastwards with a coast trek along the rugged shore, we shall hit Ma Niu Shui and start an upstream climb to a waterfall to rinse our salty body with fresh water. Entering the Ma Niu Ho stream course with some bushy parts, we shall move north to join the Sheung and Ha Mui Tin paths returning to the bus terminus. Bring enough water, gloves, a mask and a snorkel (optional). Recommend to wear shoes while entering the waters to prevent cuts from possible sharp edges hidden underwater. Hikers will be responsible for their own safety.


Meeting Point: 9:20 am at Tai Po MTR exit opposite to the coffee shop. Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY, AUG 15, 2015: DRAGON'S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 4:30pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN, JUN 5, 2016: MUI WO TO PUI O, LANTAU ISLAND
We'll take the trail behind the town to Pui O beach where we'll stop for a swim and/or cool showers. The walk will be a bit up and down at times and partially shaded. Pui O beach is very pretty with paddy fields and fish-filled lagoons nearby. Bring a snack and your swimmers. Maybe we'll have lunch nearby or in Mui Wo before heading home.


Meeting Point: Lantau Ferry Pier in Central 9.30am for the 9.40am ferry to Mui Wo
SATURDAY, JUN 11, 2016: NIGHT CLIMB OF CASTLE PEAK
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 7:05pm), 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: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!


Meeting Point: 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUNDAY JUN 12, 2016: LION ROCK COUNTRY PARK (FROM KOWLOON TO SHATIN) & 50 M INDOOR POOL SWIMS
We shall start walking up from Diamond Hill MTR about 350 meters up to Sha Tin Pass near Temple Hill and continue on a natural trail down to the catch-water closed to Amah Rock. The route is not difficult and you will enjoy the scenery of the Harbor, urban Kowloon and Shatin new town. Then we shall take steps down to Hung Mui Kuk and have lunch. In the afternoon we shall visit the Hin Tin indoor swimming complex with a 50M standard pool, changing facilities and hot water showers. So bring your swimmers and lunch packs.


Meeting Point: 9:30 am Exit A1, Diamond Hill MTR Station
SUN, JUN 19 2016: YIN NGAM (SWALLOW BOULDER) STREAM HIKE
We'll walk from the station to Wun Yiu and then up the stream near Lo Lau Uk. As with any stream trek, this hike involves some basic rock climbing which, although not technically difficult, is not without risk. Wear suitable shoes and note that also your backpacks may get wet, so make sure things like smartphones are suitably packed in waterproof pouches. Dry bags and gloves are recommended. We`ll make a few stops along the way for a dip in the pools, so bring your swimming gear. We'll come back down from the Mac Trail at 600M down to Lead Mine Pass and then return to Tai Po MTR. If it rains, we'll do another hike starting from the same location.


Meeting Point: 9:30 Tai Po MTR Exit B, outside the coffee shop.
SUN, JUN 26 2016: YIM TIN TSAI WALK
We'll take a short boat ride over to this nearby island which features abandoned villages and a small heritage centre. We'll walk every trail we can find before returning to Sai Kung for second lunch.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at the Sai Kung Public Ferry Pier
FRIDAY, JULY 1 2016: DEMOCRACY ELICITATION HIKE
We still don't have democracy in Hong Kong, but we don't want to spend hours standing under the hot sun in Victoria Park and then have the government ignore us anyway. So this year we will take an easier protest route. We'll walk up some shady back trails in the Victoria Peak area, probably circumnavigate High West and Victoria Peak and as the day starts to fade we'll descend into Central to see how the protests are going. Bring your best pro-democracy t-shirts, banners, yellow ribbons and slogans to chant as we walk! .


Meeting Point: 3pm at Exit C1, HKU MTR Station
SUN, JULY 10 2016: RHINO ROCK AND STANLEY HISTORY WALK (WITH ROZ)
We'll take the bus 6A to Stanley Fort and then follow the short natural trail over a hill to Rhino Rock. Then we'll make our way on roads and rough trails through some historic sites such as Stanley Military Cemetery, St. Stephen's College, Old Stanley Police Station, Old Post Office, Carmelite Cemetery, Maryknoll, Tin Hau Temple, Kwan Yam Temple, Pai Tai Temple and its thousand year old well. Eventually we'll have lunch in Stanley village. Bring sun protection, water, a snack, and your history books if you like. You might want to bring your swim wear for a cooling dip at the beach after the walk. Expect a slow paced day in tune with the weather. Roz will be with us, so don't miss the chance to finally meet her.


Meeting Point: 9:30am at the eastbound bus stops at Queensway Plaza, Admiralty.
SUN, JULY 17 2016: TAI TAN COUNTRY TRAIL
We'll take the bus to Wong Shek Pier and then follow the fairly flat trail following the coast towards Hoi Ha. If we feel like it, we make also walk out to Ocean Point along the Wan Tsai nature trail. At Hoi Ha there's a possibility of a dip, cool drinks and then the mini-bus back to civilization.


Meeting Point: 10am at the Sai Kung Bus Terminus near the toilets and the garden pool
SUN, JULY 24 2016: COLD WATER STREAM TREK & ROCK TORS DISCOVERY
The Cold Water Stream (Tai Leung Shui) in the Castle Peak basin is rich with "sandy beach" pools drained by unpolluted water. The sand comes from disintegrated rocks after heavy erosion. Shall trek between its middle & upper course to see an interesting rock-split like slices on a loaf of bread. May tread waters to make detours from thorny bush or overhanging rock platforms. Required to walk on bare, gravelly slopes & meeting bush. Bring gloves, a pair of spare dry shoes. Depending on team spirit & time, will visit some funny huge rock tors at higher elevations. Starts from Leung Tin Pass and end up in Lung Kwu Tan Beach.


Meeting Point: 10 am at Leung King Light Rail station in front of Leung King Shopping Mall, Tuen Mun
SUN, JULY 31 2016: LAMMA ISLAND BEACH WALK
We'll walk from Sok Kwu Wan past Mo Tat Wan and Yung Shue Ha, over the hill back to Sok Kwu Wan and then for a dip in the water at Lo So Shing Beach. We'll probably have a seafood lunch before taking the ferry back to Central.


Meeting Point: 10am at Central Ferry Pier No.4 for 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan (Picnic Bay)
SUN, AUG 7 2016: TWIN PEAKS & VIOLET HILL
From Broom road, we will walk up Green Lane to Tai Hang Road, arriving just behind Mary mount school. Then we will cross Tai Hang road and take little known stairs passing by the French School and leading us directly to Parkview among the WW2 British pillboxes. This first stage will take approximately 45 minutes.


Meeting Point: 09:30 at terminus bus line 1, Broom Road, Upper Happy Valley
SATURDAY, AUG 13, 2016: DRAGON`S BACK NIGHT HIKE
We will do "the back" in the cool of the evening as the sun goes down. This gradually undulating, rather scenic amble will provide us with enough exercise to work up a good appetite for our usual Thai/Chinese restaurant in Shek O, the "rock (shek) beside the sea (O)".


Meeting Point: 4.45 pm at the Shau Kei Wan MTR station, Exit for the bus terminus (wait inside) Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SATURDAY, AUG 20, 2016: BLACKS LINK AND TAI TAM NIGHT HIKE
We'll walk Blacks Link, then to Parkview and around Tai Tam Reservoir ending at Tai Tam Road and a minibus ride to Stanley and dinner.


Meeting Point: 4:45pm at the Eastbound bus stops on Queensway outside Admiralty MTR station Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN, JUN 4, 2017: AP LEI CHAU CHANNEL AND AP LEI PAI
According to Wiki, Ap Lei Chau (Duck Tongue Island) is the second most densely populated island in the world. We`ll start walking from the MTR to find the trail up to Mount Johnston (196 metres / 643ft) to take in the beautiful coastal views around the Southern side of HK Island. A coastal breeze will be welcome on a hot day. Our coastal walk will take us out to the uninhabited Ap Lei Pai via the Tombola that separates the two Islands. We`ll return via the same path.

Time permitting we`ll check out the lovely Ap Lei Chau Waterfront Promenade, home to Hung Shing Temple (1773), Shui Yuet Temple (Grade III listed), Water Tower & Park and a historic photo exhibition. We`ll leave via Lei Tung MTR to return home.

Note that the coastal path is totally exposed, so please bring plenty of water and sun cream as it`s sure to be hot. Also, the downhill part to the tombola is a little steep with ropes and may be tricky for some people.


Meeting Point: 10am at Lei Tung MTR, Exit B (Inside station)
SATURDAY, JUN 10, 2017: CASTLE PEAK EVENING CLIMB
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: Don`t be late! We will be racing against the clock to get to the top before sunset!


Meeting Point: 4:00 pm at Leung King Light Rail Station next to Circle K, Tuen Mun Note: This hike is on a Saturday!
SUN, JUN 18, 2017: SHADY HONG KONG ISLAND WALK
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.


Meeting Point: 9:00am in Pacific Place near the pedestrian bridge to Queensway Plaza, Admiralty
SUN, JUN 25, 2017: CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND STROLL
We'll wander around Cheung Chau Island to see some of the sights including interesting rocks, shady paths, sea views. Bring your swimmers for a dip in the ocean. We'll have lunch in a local restaurant before heading home.


Meeting Point: 9:20 at Central Ferry Pier No. 5 for the 9:30 ferry to Cheung Chau
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