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  1. Public invited on hike to mark park opening

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is inviting the public to join a hiking trip on Lantau Island on November 23 to mark the official opening of a 2,300-hectare country park in the northern part of the island on Friday. The department is planning a 10km hiking trip from Tung Chung to Mui Wo for up to 2,500 people. The trip, suitable for hikers ...

  2. Two hiking trails close, deemed beyond repair

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Two hiking trails in Lantau that were blocked off after landslides in June will remain closed, the government has announced. The Nei Lak Shan and Shek Pik country trails were ... by the routes' closure. 'It is strange for them to close it permanently,' Liu Chi-man, of the Nature Pioneers hiking organisation, said. 'The road shouldn't be beyond repair.' ...

  3. Boy, 16, dies after collapsing during hike

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A 16-year-old boy died after he collapsed while hiking in Sai Kung yesterday. The teenager, surnamed Yiu, was hiking with more than 50 cadets and instructors of the Hong Kong ... and not to overestimate their own ability when planning their route. 'They should follow planned routes and should not change paths when hiking,' a spokesman for the service said. The service ...

  4. Make the most of summer and go hiking

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ELITA LAI If you have already run out of things to do with your summer holidays, why not try hiking? A new book published by Friends of the Country Parks and the Scout Association of Hong Kong is a user-friendly guide that plots the routes of some of Hong Kong's most popular walks. 'Hiking is an easy-to-pick-up activity that's suitable for all ages,' says ...

  5. Choose your own path

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... No matter what your fitness level, there's a Hong Kong hike for you. Beginners The family walk designated on any countryside maps Tung Chung to Tai O on Lantau Tai Tam Reservoir ... these websites for tips: hiking.meetup.com; kayak-and-hike.com; walkhongkong.com; hansens-hikes.com; hktrampers.com Zara Horner ...

  6. Nature's calming influence

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taking advantage of the cool weather, I abandoned my homework and went hiking with my brother recently.We ran up a steep slope. When we arrived at the top, we saw people's homes from ... will always be waiting for you. Wang-yi From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Wang-yi. I, too, am a keen hiker- and I'm out hiking in the country parks every Sunday now that we've hit ...

  7. Lantau hiker still missing after search

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... in Tung Chung town centre at 9am on Sunday. It is believed Mr Lo hiked from Tung Chung, and may have headed south to Shek Mun Kap and then taken the Lantau Trail. Yesterday's search focused on Tung Chung, after rescuers detected a signal from Mr Lo's mobile phone. Mr Lo, who works for a books wholesaler, had taken up hiking about a year ago, his brother told authorities. He ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Discovery Bay developer proving unco-operative

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... is proclaimed to be Hong Kong's first green town- Discovery Bay ("Residents ready to fight DB developer", September 9). Because of this project a popular hiking and mountain bike trail, which is well known by the local and international biking and hiking communities, has been blocked off and effectively destroyed. Known by local residents as the Trappist Monastery trail, ...

  9. Hilly season

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Teh Never hike alone. Bring plenty of water, even in cool weather. Take a walking stick to deal with wildlife as well as steep paths. Don't forget a map. And be prepared for your mobile phone to suddenly lose its signal or roam over to a mainland server. People who have never been hiking in Hong Kong may dismiss such advice and warnings as over the top. ...

  10. Walking 40km for charity to see the sunrise 'just like a night out in Lan Kwai Fong'

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am

    ... with Clara Mak and Ben Sin When William Sargeant and a friend from the charity organisation Room to Read thought up the idea of an all-night hiking event, they were worried it might ... And so MoonTrekker 2009 was born. The event offers a 25 kilometre (11.20pm start time) and 40 kilometre (9.20pm start time) endurance hike from Mui Wo, passing through Tai Tong Tsai village ...




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