烏蛟騰>烏蛟騰郊遊徑>媽騰古道>阿媽笏>老虎石頂>攀背頂>荔枝窩>蛤塘>梅子林>分水凹>烏蛟騰

天晴 / 14.5-22.1度 / 濕度60-88%

交通:港鐵大埔墟站乘20R小巴,總站「烏蛟騰」下車 / 回程於烏蛟騰乘相同小巴或於新娘潭乘275R (只在星期日及公眾假期提供服務) 至港鐵大埔墟站
感想:喜歡漫遊幽靜的古道和古村。攀背頂上看見起伏的山巒與恬靜的印洲塘,除了滿足,還令人難忘。
需時|長度:約六小時 / 12.52km
**注意:由攀背頂下走荔枝窩的下半段較陡峭,需小心慢走。這條路線略長亦有多次上落甚需體力,建議由熟路人士帶領,新手不宜。請做足功課預先下載路線,開啟App跟著走。需穿著合適,攜帶足夠裝備如地圖、手套、行山杖,以及食物和運動飲品。

Wu Kau Tang>Wu Kau Tang Country Trail>Ma Tang Ancient Trail>A Ma Wat>Lo Fu Shek Teng>Pan Pui Teng>Lai Chi Wo>Mui Tsz Lam>Kop Tong>Wu Kau Tang

Transport: Take minibus no. 20R (near MTR Tai Po Market Station),  get off at the terminal  – Wu Kau Tang / Return by taking the same minibus at Wu Kau Tang or bus no. 275R (only on Sundays and Public Holidays) at Bride’s Pool to MTR Tai Po Market Station

Feeling: Enjoy rambling along the tranquil ancient trail and idyllic villages. The climb up to Pan Pui Teng is not as difficult as expected, the views of rolling hills and the spectacular vistas of Double Haven is truly unforgettable.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 12.52km, around six hours.

** Points to note: Deep descent from Pan Pui Teng to Lai Chi Wo, better accompanied by experienced hikers and with the help of map or hiking app. Please wear appropriate gears, hiking stick, gloves and stock up before you go. This is a bit long and physically demanding trail, not suitable for inexperienced hikers.

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港鐵何文田站>何文田高地食水配水庫>採石山>馬頭圍食水抽水站>常和街

初時有雨下午天晴 / 29.3-25.3 / 76-94%

交通:港鐵何文田站A2出口,沿旁邊的樓級上山 / 可在常和街乘小巴或在常盛街乘巴士離開
感想:交通方便,路線四通八達,輕鬆易走,在何文田高地食水配水庫上有極佳視野。
需時:約一小時 / 2.3km

MTR Homantin Station>Ho Man Tin High Level Fresh Water Service Reservoir>Quarry Hill>Ma Tau Wai Fresh Water Pumping Station>Sheung Wo Street

Transport: Walk up the stair next to MTR Homantin Station Exit A2 / Return by taking mini bus at Sheung Wo Street or but at Sheung Shing Street.

Feeling: It is a highly accessible trail, with many retreat points. Easy hike with superb panoramic view of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

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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

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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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五塊田>釣魚翁郊遊徑>上洋山>下洋山>廟仔墩>清水灣道

天陰 / 19度 / 濕度70-85%

交通:乘91號巴士或103及103M小巴,「五塊田」下車 / 回程相同
感想:交通方便,短途且全山路,在上洋山、下洋山及廟仔墩上有絕佳風景。我覺得廟仔墩是觀賞釣魚翁的最佳位置,且上落不難,值得一遊。
需時:兩小時 / 5km
**注意:部份郊遊徑與越野單車徑重疊,若非星期日或公眾假期行走,需小心越野單車。

Ng Fai Tin>High Junk Peak Country Trail>Sheung Yeung Shan>Ha Yeung Shan>Miu Tsai Tun>High Junk Peak>Clear Water Bay Road

Transport:  Take bus no. 91 or minibus no. 103 or 103M, get off at Ng Fai Tin / Return by taking the same bus or minibus.

Feeling: Short hike, easy to go and with gorgeous views at Sheung Yeung Shan, Ha Yeung Shan and Miu Tsai Tun. I would say Miu Tsai Tun is the best place to view High Junk Peak.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 5km, around two hours

** Points to note: Be careful of the mountain bike if you walk this trail not on Sunday & Public Holidays.

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將軍澳村>將軍澳上村>小夏威夷徑>小夏威夷瀑布>寶坑徑>寶琳港鐵站

天晴 / 16.8-26.8 / 71-94%

交通:港鐵寶琳站C出口,穿過寶琳村往將軍澳村 / 在寶琳乘車離開
感想: 交通方便,路線四通八達,輕鬆易走,有樹蔭、瀑布及古道,值得一遊。
需時:約兩小時 / 4.96km
**注意:部份路徑為石砌路,雨後不宜。

Tseung Kwan O Village>Tseung Kwan O Upper Village>Little Hawaii Trail>Little Hawaii Waterfall>MTR Po Lam Station

Transport: From MTR Po Lam Station Exit C to Tseng Kwan O Village / Return by taking bus or MTR at Po Lam.

Feeling: It is a highly accessible trail, with many retreat points. You can walk along the ancient trail and visit the Little Hawaii waterfall. Easy short hike with fun, worth to pay a visit.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 5.62km, around two and a half hours

** Point to note: The trail composes slippery stone path, not suggest to go on a rainy day.

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