三家村>馬環村>鯉魚門>媽山村>馬背村>天后廟>鯉魚門咀(石礦場遺址)>砵甸乍炮台>安聯村>將軍澳華人永遠墳場>港鐵油塘站

天晴 / 27.2-33.1度/ 濕度 58-84%

交通:港鐵油塘站A2出,沿茶果嶺道接崇信街往鯉魚門三家村 / 沿將軍澳華人永遠墳場通道,接高超道至港鐵油塘站
感想:交通非常方便,路線四通八達,可按體力和時間自定長短。有山、有海、有軍事遺跡、有廢村,確是個行山好地方。
長度|需時:4.95km / 約三小時
**注意:在天后廟需要找路往砵甸乍炮台,建議由熟路人士帶領,帶備地圖或開啟行山App。

Sam Ka Tsuen>Ma Wan Tsuen>Lei Yue Mun>Ma San Tsuen>Ma Pui Tsuen>Tin Hau Temple>Lei Yue Mun Point>Pottinger Battery>On Luen Tsuen>Juny Bay Chinese Permanent Cemetery>MTR Yau Tong Station

Transport:  Walk from MTR Yau Tong Station Exit A2 to Sam Ka Tsuen / Return by taking MTR, bus or minibus at Yau Tong

Feeling:  This hike has an amazing variety of sites and is highly accessible.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 4.95km, around three hours

**Points to note: Need to find way to Pottinger Battery, better accompanied by experienced hikers and with the help of map or hiking app.

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烏蛟騰>苗三古道>(三椏村>往灣 – 乘艇)>往灣西頂>(往灣>東灣>三椏村 – 乘艇)>犁三古道>烏蛟騰

天晴 / 26-34度 / 濕度58-87%

交通:港鐵大埔墟站乘20R小巴,總站「烏蛟騰」下車 / 回程乘20R小巴至港鐵大埔墟站 (到往灣及東灣,需自行租艇)
感想:行經「苗三」及「犁三」兩條古道,山路石路居多,但沒太多上下坡,景觀不俗,路程雖略長但易走。縱然已走過很多次,但依舊喜歡。往灣西頂雖不高,但看到印洲塘全景,讓人讚嘆不已。東灣水清沙幼,像去了東南亞的海灘般。每次到新界東北,站在不同地方看印洲塘,總是令我無比開心和感恩。
需時|長度:約五小時 / 11.53km
*注意:上落往灣西頂需要略為找路,建議由熟路人士帶領,新手及夏天不宜。請做足功課,預先下載路線,帶備地圖或開啟行山App跟著走。請穿著合適,攜帶足夠裝備如手套、行山杖、傘,以及食物和水。

Wu Kau Tang>Kau Kam Tso>Miu Sam Ancient Trail>(Sam A Wan>Wong Wan – Boat trip)>Wong Wan Sai Teng>(Wong Wan>Tung Wan>Sam A Wan – boat trip)>Lai Sam Ancient Trip>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 (Need to rent a boat to Wong Wan and Tung Wan)

Feeling: Though it is a pretty long hike with no retreat point accessible by vehicle, it is easy to walk with mainly gentle footpaths and will pass two ancient trails (Lai Sam and Miu Sam Ancient Trail). Wong Wan Sai Teng is not high, but the panoramic view of Double Haven at the hilltop is impeccable! The crystal clear water and white powdery sand of Tung Wan, makes you feel like you were in South East Asia beach. Hiking in Northeast New Territories is my all time favorite!

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 11.7km, around five hours.

** Points to note:  Have to find the path to Wong Wan Sai Teng, better accompanied by experienced hikers and with the help of map or hiking app. Not suitable for inexperienced hikers and better to go in Autumn. Please wear appropriate gears, bring along the hiking stick, gloves, umbrella and stock up before you go.

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大美督>汀角路>八仙嶺自然教育徑>衛奕信徑第10段>橫涌石澗>新娘潭

天晴 / 27.7-34.3度 / 濕度65-91%

交通:港鐵大埔墟站乘巴士75K或20C小巴至「大美督」 / 回程於新娘潭乘275R (只在星期日及公眾假期提供服務) 至港鐵大埔墟站
感想:今天走的自然教育徑,既有樹蔭,路況亦好,還有瀑布流水,確實不錯。但此路線需上走360米,夏天行走時需要一定體力。
需時:約三個半小時 / 7.18km

Tai Mei Tuk>Ting Kok Road>Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail>Wilson Trail Section 10>Wang Chung Stream>Bride’s Pool

Transport: Take bus no. 75K or minibus no. 20C (near MTR Tai Po Market Station), get off at the terminal – Tai Mei Tuk / Return by taking bus no. 275R (only on Sundays and Public Holidays) at Bride’s Pool to MTR Tai Po Market Station

Feeling: Enjoy walking the well-managed Nature Trail, especially with shades, stream and waterfall nearby. Just need to note that you have to ascend up to 360 meters which is a bit demanding to go in Summer time.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 7.18km, around three and a half hours

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台灣苗栗三義火炎山自然保留區 ~ 南火炎山登山口>火炎山>伯公坑登山口

「台灣百岳」是由台灣登山界人士揀選山勢雄偉險峻,高度超過3,000米的100座山。除了「台灣百岳」外,還有「台灣小百岳」。「台灣小百岳」則不論高度,由台灣行政院體育委員會甄選100座具特色或代表性的山。苗栗三義的火炎山便是「台灣小百岳」之一。

當決定要往苗栗時,便即時瀏覽當地的步道資料,很快已選定行火炎山。個人覺得難得的地方有三,地貌特別、步道以天然的物料建成,以及惡地一向土質鬆散,多不能上走。所以當找到火炎山自然保留區後,便隨即研究如何申請入區許可證。文章末段會分享申請時需要注意的地方。 Continue reading

三門仔>鹽田仔>水茫田>馬屎洲自然教育徑>馬腰>114山頭>牛寮下>(水茫田>三門仔碼頭 – 乘艇)

天晴 / 26.3-33.6度/ 濕度56-83%

交通:在港鐵大埔墟站乘74K巴士或20K小巴,總站「三門仔」下車 / 回程乘相同巴士或小巴離開
感想:有山有海、風景美,潮退時可以通過連島沙洲至馬屎洲地質公園,沿海邊的教育徑走,可以欣賞不同種類的岩石。
需時:約三個半小時 / 5.51km
**注意:出發前請查閱大埔滘潮汐漲退表。上走114山頭的路徑清晰不難走,且有非常好的景觀。下山返回水茫田則要找路,不時穿越密林,並有甚多蜘蛛網及塌樹。

Sam Mun Tsai>Yim Tin Tsai>Shui Mong Tin>Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail>Ma Yiu>Hilltop 114>Ngau Liu Ha>(Shui Mong Tin>Sam Mun Tsai Pier – boat trip)

Transport:  Take bus no. 74K or minibus no. 20K (near MTR Tai Po Market Station), get off at Sam Mun Tsai / Return by taking the same bus or minibus.

Feeling: It is not a long hike but with wonderful scenery. If the tidal level is low, you can cross the tombolo to Ma Shi Chau Geo Park. It would be great to take a stroll along the island and see the interesting geological features.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 5.51km, three and a half hours

** Point to note: Please check the predicted tidal levels at Hong Kong Observatory’s website before you set off. The path to the hill top is clear but need to find way back to Shui Mong Tin and have to walk through a bit dense vegetation with lots of spider webs and fallen trees.

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廈門灣 (半月灣)>黑山頂>橋咀>(橋頭>橋咀 – 綑岸)

天晴 / 27-35度 / 濕度55-82%

交通:在西貢碼頭乘街渡往廈門灣,在橋咀乘街渡返西貢碼頭
感想:廈門灣往穚咀的山徑,短途易走,風景一流。潮退時 (水位低於1.4米),在橋咀可以經沙堤通往橋頭,沙堤左方近岸有大量珊瑚和魚,浮潛絕佳。這條路線確實值得推介。
需時:約兩小時 / 3.34km
**注意:出發前請查閱橫瀾島潮汐預報

Hap Mun Wan>Hak Shan Teng>Kiu Tsui>(Kiu Tau>Kiu Tsui – walk along the shore)

Transport:  Take kaito at Sai Kung Pier / Return by taking the same kaito.

Feeling:  Easy short hike with beautiful scenery from Hap Mun Wan to Kiu Tsui. If the tidal level is lower than 1.4 metres, you can cross the tombolo to Kiu Tau. Sharp island is also home to a large coral colony, suitable for snorkeling. One of the best short hikes in Sai Kung, highly recommend!

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 3.34km, around two hours

** Point to note: Please check the predicted tidal levels at Hong Kong Observatory’s website.

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小西灣海濱花園>黑角徑>黑角頭>龍躍徑>歌連臣角道>英軍發電站>歌連臣角探射燈碉堡>歌連臣角道>龍躍徑>小西灣海濱花園

天晴 / 27.9-34.8度 / 濕度55-81%

交通:在港鐵柴灣站乘搭47M小巴或其他直達小西灣的巴士,在「藍灣半島」下車 / 回程乘小巴或巴士離開
感想:這條路線沒樓景,不長途不難走,還有設計獨特的英軍發電站及兩座探射燈碉堡,十分喜歡。雖然今天很熱,但看到天這麼藍,再熱也值得。
需時:約三個半小時 / 6.72km
**注意:上落黑角頭及探射燈需要少量攀爬。

Siu Sai Wan Waterfront Promenade>Cape Collinson>Leaping Dragon Walk>Old Military Sites>Cape Collinson Road>Siu Sai Wan Waterfront Promenade

Transport:  Take bus direct to Siu Sai Wan or mini bus no. 47M at MTR Chai Wan, get off at Island Resort / Return by taking bus or mini bus at the terminal.

Feeling: Not a long and difficult hike, enjoy visiting the old military sites and walking along the shore. Love to see the blue sky even though it is pretty hot today.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 13.06km, around five and a half hours

** Points to note: It’s a bit of a climb to Cape Collinson and the old military site.

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