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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lung Fu Shan Country Park; Pinewood Battery

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Appreciation: 7/10 for the historical background on the site. Note much hiking, views are mostly at The Peak. Hong Kong birds of prey flying around from time to time are nice to watch.
For more info on the PineWood Battery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinewood_Battery

Why it's worth it: 

30m elevation gain
Total: 1 1/4 hour

Garmin GPS route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/246176688


Cel phone coverage: Coverage everywhere.

Water needs: 0.25 liter.

Transportation: From Exchange Square bus terminal in Central, take bus #15 to The Peak. At the end of the trail, there quite a few minibuses/buses which will take you wherever you want to go.

Once you arrive at The Peak, You take Harlech road, which will be on your left if you face the Peak building with tram tracks on your right. Harlech road is the first part of the Peak loop trail.

On the Peak loop trail, quite peaceful.

After a 20 minutes walk (about 1k), you will branch out of the Peak loop and into Hatton Road

You'll see a sign for the Lung Fu Shan Contry Park on your  left.

Just a few steps and you'll be at the Pinewood battery.

There are quite a few information placards so no need to give you the history of the battery here, it's well documented on site, and online.

Imagine with the big gun.

Once you are done, keep on Hatton road towards the University. There are various paths to get to bus stops. Follow my Garmin map to step in our tracks, or you can also exit earlier.

Hong Kong U.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hong Kong trail Section 8: Dragon's back

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 8.5/10 for the first kilometer, the rest is not all that interesting. 

Why it's worth it: 

230m elevation gain
Total: 2 hours + 30 min if you walk from Big Wave bay (Tai Long Wan) to Shek-O

Garmin GPS route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/244022876


Cel phone coverage: Coverage everywhere.

Water needs: 1 liter.

Transportation: MTR to Shau Kei Wan, Exit A3. Take NWFB bus #9 towards Shek-O, stop at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. Return via same NWFB bus #9 in Shek-O which will bring you back to Shau Kei Wan.


MTR Shau Kei Wan, Exit A3. The bus terminus is right by the exit.

Take #9

Stop at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. 
The start of Hong Kong trail Section 8 is right by the bus stop.

From that point, there's really no way to get lost; the path is well signed at every turn (follow the little hikers pictograms).

After about 2 hours, you'll arrive at Tai Long Wan beach. You can walk towards Shek-O or take the red minibus that will get you there. From Shek-O, bus #9 will take you back to Shau Kei Wan.