八仙嶺自然教育徑>衛奕信徑第10段>橫山腳下村>橫山腳上村>新娘潭路

天晴 / 27-32.7度 / 濕度71-85%

交通:港鐵大埔墟站乘巴士275R (只在星期日及公眾假期提供服務) 至新娘潭 / 回程乘相同巴士
感想:今天走的自然教育徑,路況良好,有開揚美景,可按體力和時間自定長短,確實不錯。
需時:約兩個半小時 / 4.24km
**注意:沿途均沒樹蔭,夏天行走需一定體力。

Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail>Wilson Trail Section 10>Wang Shan Keuk Ha Tsuen>Wang Shan Keuk Sheung Tsuen>Bride’s Pool Road

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

Feeling: Enjoy viewing the beautiful scenery and love to walk the well-managed Nature Trail. There are many retreat points along this trail which is pretty flexible.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 4.24km, around two and a half hours

**Points to note: Very limited shades, a bit demanding to go in Summer time.

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鹿頸>雞谷樹下>鳳坑>谷埔>坳背嶺>亞公坳>榕樹凹>榕樹凹灣>谷埔>鳳坑>雞谷樹下>鹿頸

天晴 / 17-24度 / 濕度39-79%

交通:港鐵粉嶺站C出口,乘的士或56K小巴,總站「鹿頸」下車 / 回程乘的士或小巴
感想:鹿頸至谷埔大部份為水泥平路,非常易走,景觀一流,有多間士多作補給。谷埔至榕樹凹村一段為舒服的平坦山路,確實喜歡遊覽古村呢。往來谷埔、鹿頸一段遊人甚多,在鹿頸離開時需花長時間候車。
需時|長度:約五小時 / 12.88km

Luk Keng>Kai Kuk Shue Ha>Fung Hang>Kuk Po>Au Pui Leng>Ah Kung Au>Yung Shue Au>Yung Shue Au Wan>Kuk Po>Fung Hang>Kai Kuk Shue Ha>Luk Keng

Transport: Take taxi or minibus no. 56K (near MTR Tai Po Market Station Exit C),  get off at the terminal  – Luk Keng / Return by taking taxi or minibus.

Feeling: Easy hike, mainly cement paths with gorgeous views and have eateries at Fung Hang and Kuk Po. Love to visit the old village, especially enjoy walking the gentle hillside footpath to Yung Shue Au. Luk Keng is packed with people during weekend, prepare to have a very long queue for minibus there.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 12.88km, around five hours

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烏蛟騰>阿媽笏>梅子林>蛤塘>荔枝窩>九蘆頭>小灘>三椏村>下苗田>上苗田>九担租>烏蛟騰

初時天陰後轉天晴 / 22-28度 / 濕度81-96%

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。九蘆頭上看見吉澳海與恬靜的印洲塘,除了滿足,還令人難忘。
需時|長度:約五個半小時 / 17.21km
**注意:這條路線頗長途,需要體力,建議由熟路人士帶領,新手不宜。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>A Ma Wat>Mui Tsz Lam>Kop Tong>Lai Chi Wo>Kau Lo Tau>Ha Miu Tin>Sheung Miu Tin> Kau Kam Tso>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 trails and idyllic villages. The climb up to Kau Lo Tau is not as difficult as expected, the spectacular view at the hill top is truly unforgettable.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 17.21km, around five and a half hours.

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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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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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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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水泉澳邨>水泉澳>饅頭墩>吊草岩>麥理浩徑第5段>衛奕信徑第4段>沙田坳道>慈雲山巴士總站

初時天陰後轉天晴 / 8.9-13.9度 / 濕度 61-73%

交通:乘47A, 83X, 287x, 288巴士或813, 813A小巴,在「水泉澳總站」下車 / 回程於慈雲山乘車離開
感想:這條路線雖然不長,但上山有甚多需要手腳並用的路段,需要一定體能。沒想到在水泉澳山上,有絕佳的視野和風景,加上有藍天白雲,美極。
需時:約兩個半小時 / 5.17km
**注意:新手不宜,請穿著合適,攜帶足夠裝備如手套、行山杖,以及食物和水。甚多路段均沒樹蔭,不宜在夏天行走。

Shui Chuen O Bus Terminus>Shui Chuen O>Man Tau Tun>Tiu Tso Ngam>Maclehose Trail Section 5>Wilson Trail Section 4>Shatin Pass>Tsz Wan Shan Bus Terminus

Transport: Take bus no. 47A, 83X, 287x, 288 or minibus no. 813 or 813A,  get off at Shui Chuen O Bus Terminus / Return by taking bus at Tsz Wan Shan

Feeling: Not a long trail, but with steep ups, would be a bit physically demanding. I was impressed by the great weather and the impeccable views at the top of Shui Chuen O.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 5.14km, around two and a half hours

**Points to note: Not suitable for less experienced hikers. Please wear appropriate gears, bring along the hiking stick, gloves and stock up before you go. Limited shades throughout the whole trail, not wise to go in Summer time.

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