水浪窩>觀星台>麥理浩徑第3段>雞公山>北潭>北潭涌家樂徑>鯽魚湖

天晴 / 19-25.7度 / 濕度66-91%

交通:在西貢 / 恒安巴士總站乘99號巴士或在西貢巴士總站 / 沙田市中心乘299X巴士,「水浪窩」站下車 / 回程於鯽魚湖乘94號或96R巴士 (只在星期日及公眾假期提供服務)或小巴回西貢或港鐵鑽石山站。
感想:麥理浩徑第3段,美景處處,絕對是目不暇給及令人難忘的一段。此路線甚多退路,可按情況增減路線長度,相當靈活。
需時|長度:約四個半小時 / 7.97km
**注意:此段有多次上落,亦不乏略為崎嶇山徑,需要一定體力。

Shui Long Wo>Star Lookout>Maclehose Trail (Section Three)>Kai Kung Shan>Pak Tam>Pak Tam Chung Family Walk>Tsak Yue Wu

Transport:  Take bus no. 99 or 299X, get off at Shui Long Wo / Return by taking bus no. 94 or 96R (only on Sundays and Public Holidays) at Tsak Yue Wu

Feeling: Overwhelmed by the dramatic mountain scenery along the Maclehose Trail (Section Three), love it much! There are many retreat points along this route which is pretty flexible.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 7.97km, around four and a half hours

** Point to note: There are many uphill, downhills section and rugged paths. Continue reading

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慶春約七村

往新界東北行山,路途遙遠,因還未有大型發展,仍保留天然鄉郊的氣息,每次踏足都讓我感到平靜和喜悅。曾走過 犁三古道 | 苗三古道媽騰古道 | 荔谷古道荔枝窩鎖羅盆小灘牛屎湖 | 西流江梅子林 | 蛤塘吊燈籠榕樹凹紅石門往灣西頂 | 東灣吉澳黃幌山雞公嶺群島考察,喜歡非常。去多了廢村,越感好奇,便開始找書看看新界東北的歷史,並不時更新舊有文章的內容。在尋找資料的過程中,不乏開心大發現,最驚喜的莫過於在1965年的報紙中,找到牛屎湖村一夜變成廢村的原因。除此以外,新界東北的寧靜和美景也是促成我寫這篇簡介「慶春約」七村資料及行山路線的專題文章。

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西灣亭>麥理浩徑第2段>蠄蟝石頂>西灣亭

初時天陰後放晴 / 19.7-25度 / 濕度70-91%

交通:在西貢市中心乘的士或在親民街 (近麥當勞) 乘村巴NR29,總站「西灣亭」下車 / 回程相同
感想:往蠄蟝石頂的小徑清晰不難走,站在石頂上看到美麗的萬宜水庫及六角柱,讓人興奮,值得前往。
需時:約兩小時 6.01km
**注意:出發前記緊查看NR29的班次

Sai Wan Ting>Maclehose Trail Section 2>Kam Kui Shek Teng>Sai Wan Ting

Transport:  Take taxi or bus no. NR29 at Chan Man Street, Sai Kung (near McDonald’s), get off at the terminal – Sai Wan Ting / Return by taking the same bus.

Feeling: The path to Kam Kui Shek Teng is clear, with gentle ups and downs. I was pretty impressed by the magnificent view of the High Island Reservoir and the hexagonal rock columns there.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 6.01km, around two hours

**Point to note: Remember to check the schedule of bus NR29.

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快閃魔鬼山 (炮台山)

天晴 / 18.3-26.7度/ 濕度69-91%

交通:港鐵油塘站A2出,沿高超道往華人永遠墳場的車路上斜 / 原路上落,在油塘離開
感想:交通非常方便,路線四通八達,相當易走,且可按體力和時間自定長短。有山、有海、有軍事遺跡,還可看日落,確是個好地方。
長度|需時:2.86km / 約個半小時

MTR Yau Tong Station>Wilson Trail Section 3>Devil’s Peak>MTR Yau Tong Station

Transport:  From MTR Yau Tong Station Exit A2, walk along Ko Chiu Road / Return by taking MTR, bus or minibus at Yau Tong

Feeling:  It is a highly accessible trail, with many retreat points. You can visit the old military sites and enjoy the sunset, easy hike with fun.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 2.86km, around one and a half hours

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