In the final walk recommended by our viewers, we return to Discovery Bay. This time to take a cruel 16km hike over two ridges in a half circle that brings us back to the coast at Mui Wo.
On this next recommended walk, we’re following an ancient trail along the North Lantau Island coastline. Starting in the water village of Tai O, the 15 km walk takes you through old fishing villages as it winds it’s way past the new airport to Tung Chung Fort.
On this next recommended walk, we’re tackling the steep climb up to Castle Peak and then making our way to Hong Kong’s famous Pineapple Mountain- a detour that’s worth the view. A challenging trek, made better/tolerable by the cooler climate.
Don’t be fooled by what looks like an easy 15km trail. The Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail is picturesque but soon gets a lot tougher as the hills rise to around 300m and almost drop to the sea in between. DJ and Jack go to find out more.
In the first of a new Drone and Phone season of recommended walks, DJ and Jack take on East Lantau Island. Starting in Mui Wo, they took a trail up through Tung Wan Tau before a much gentler decent to the Our Lady of Joy Abbey. From there a path takes them down to the coast before walking into Discovery Bay. From there they headed back up to the ridge that runs above and down to Sunny Bay to complete a relatively easy 14 km hike. Many thanks to Doug Treasure for the recommendation.
In the last of five recommended Hong Kong walks we a hike 13 KM loop, starting at the Bride’s pool, making our way to Sam A Wan before crossing over to the old Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo. On the way back we climb the Tiu Tang Lung path before cutting back and returning to the the Bride’s pool. Thanks to Jurgen Looman for the recommendation and for coming along to show us the way and help us film.
In the fourth of recommended Hong Kong walks we hike 8 KM around the small island of Ap Lei Chau, starting along the promenades of Ap Lei Chau park and South Horizons and then working our way up to the hill above the Lei Tung estate before ascending Yuk Kwai Shan also known as Mount Johnston. From the top we take the steep rope decent down to a sand causeway and over to the islet of Ap Lei Pei, which we cross to the southern most point. Thanks to Tata Mataganas for the recommendation.
In the third of recommended Hong Kong walks we take on a 16 KM hike starting in Way Shing Tsuen and climbing slowly to Kai Kung Long before walking the ridge along and down to Fan Jam Road. Crossing the road we then head up the second ridge of the Lam Tsuen Country park all the way to Tai to Yan before a final ridge walk and decent to Wan Fung Yuen.
In the second of recommended Hong Kong walks we take on a 7 KM hike starting at NG Fai Tin and hike along the Western ridge of Clear Water Bay country Park, up High Junk Peak and and finish in the sleepy fishing community of Tai Hang Tun. Thanks to Jørgen Kirsebom and Matt You for this recommendation.
In the first of recommended Hong Kong walks we take on a 15 KM hike starting at Pak Kok village in the north of Lamma island and make our way along the spine of the island to Sok Kwu Wan before ascending Mount Stenhouse. From the summit it’s an easy walk down to Lo So Shing beach and then we make our way along the western edge of the island through Yung Shue Wan and round the headland back to Pak Kok to take the ferry back home.