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

Continue reading

Advertisements

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

吉澳碼頭>桂橋谷>雞公嶺>中間澳>西澳>澳背塘>高棚頂>吉澳碼頭

天晴 / 20-24度 / 濕度75-88%

交通:在馬料水渡輪碼頭乘渡輪、跟團、自行租船或於沙頭角乘街渡 (需申請邊境禁區許可證) 前往
感想:
雞公嶺雖然不高,但有極佳的視野,澳背塘盡收眼底,令人興奮。
需時 | 長度:
約五小時 / 7.2km
**注意:上落雞公嶺部分路段為密林,需要找路,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。

Kat O Pier>Kwai Kiu Kuk>Kai Kung Leng>Chung Kan O>Sai O>O Pui Tong>Ko Pang Teng>Kat O Pier

Transport: Take ferry at Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier, join tour, rent a boat or take kaito at Sha Tau Kok (Need to apply Closed area permit)

Feeling: I was blown away by the panoramic view of O Pui Tong at the top of Kai Kung Leng.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 7.2km, around five hours

** Points to note:  Have to find the path and walk through dense vegetation to Kai Kung Leng, easy to get lost, 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.

Continue reading

大網仔路>西貢萬宜路>麥理浩徑第1段>大枕蓋>鹿湖郊遊徑>北潭路

天晴 / 24-29度 / 濕度 37-71%

交通:西貢巴士總站乘94號或96R 巴士 (只在星期日及公眾假期行走),「上窰」站下車 / 回程在北潭路乘94號或96R巴士或小巴回西貢或港鐵鑽石山站。
感想:今天陽光充沛,天氣宜人,還可以從不同角度看萬宜水庫,喜歡。
需時:四個半小時 / 6.43km
**注意:由萬宜路起步,一直也是上斜、上石級及上山路,路況雖好,但得上走400米才到達大枕蓋,需要一定體力。整條路線皆沒樹蔭,夏天不宜。

Tai Mong Tsai Road>Sai Kung Man Yee Road>Maclehose Trail Section 1>Tai Cham Koi>Luk Wu Country Trail>Pak Tam Road

Transport: Take bus no. 94 or 96R (only on Sundays and Public Holidays), get off at Sheung Yiu / Return by taking the same bus or minibus at Pak Tam Road.

Feeling: Such a nice weather for hiking and happy to view High Island Reservoir from different angles.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 6.43km, four and a half hours

** Points to note: Have to climb up nearly 400M to Tai Cham Koi which is a physically demanding hike. Limited shades throughout the trail, not suggest to go in Summer time.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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

大澳道>獅山>象山>寶珠潭>大澳

天晴 / 22-26度 / 濕度 85-95%

交通:港鐵東涌站B出口,乘11號巴士往大澳,在「靈隱寺」站下車 / 回程在大澳乘相同巴士離開。
感想:在潮濕大霧的季節,能遇上藍天與白雲,特別開心。由靈隱寺入口旁起步,曝曬上行440米,甚需體力,但可以從多角度看大澳全景和碧海,很值得。
需時 | 長度:約四個半小時 / 5.33km
**注意:這條路線雖不算長途,但全沒樹蔭並有多次上落,需相當體力,新手不宜。整條路線皆沒有任何指示牌,建議由熟路人士帶領、帶備地圖或開啟行山App前行。請穿著合適,攜帶足夠裝備如手套、行山杖、雨傘,以及食物和水。

Tai O Road>Sze Shan>Cheung Shan>Po Chue Tam>Tai O

Transport:  Take bus no. 11 (near MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B) and get off at Ling Yan Monastery / Return by taking the same bus at Tai O to MTR Tung Chung Station.

Feeling: We are very lucky to have a lovely fine day in wet and humid season. It is quite demanding to climb up nearly 440M to Cheung Shan in such hot weather, but the superb views at the top, make it all worthwhile.

Distance and Average Hiking Time: 5.33km, around four and a half hours

**Points to note: This is a physically demanding trail, not suitable for less experienced hikers. No trail signage, very limited shades and with many ups and downs, easy to get lost, better accompanied by experienced hikers or with the help of hiking app or map. Please wear appropriate gears, bring along the hiking stick, gloves, umbrella and stock up before you go.

交通:アクセス:バス 11番に乗って(MTR東涌駅の出口Bから)靈隱寺で下車。帰りは大澳から同じバスで東涌へ。
感想:天気のお蔭で山頂からの絶景を満喫できた。象山までは440メートルの高さを登って体力が必要だった。
距離と所要時間:5.33キロ、約4.5時間
**注意:コースは起伏も多く、シェードも少ないため、初心者には向いてない。案内のサインは少なく、経験者と一緒に、またはハイキングのアプリを使用。十分補充とギアー(手袋、傘、ハイキングスティックなど)を用意してください。

Continue reading