No one can improve on nature

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 February, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 February, 1999, 12:00am

I write to ask the government department responsible for the systematic concreting-over of Hong Kong Island's beautiful trails to stop.

Hong Kong is blessed with an outstanding network of clay and leafy trails, which offer the perfect contrast to the city, from which they may be accessed literally within minutes.

Recently however, more and more of these trails are being permanently paved in concrete, which is unsympathetic to walkers, joggers and the environment. Trails such as Sir Cecil's Ride, Mount Butler and the path above Repulse Bay are all being ruined by this unnecessary scheme and their surroundings littered and spoilt by contractors' 'cast-offs' and rubbish.

Please leave them in their natural state.