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Three great Hong Kong country walks with baby in a stroller

Get away from it all and take your toddlers on these hikes

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 November, 2015, 5:46am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 November, 2015, 10:26am

There are some obvious stroller-friendly routes in Hong Kong - such as the Lugard Road loop on The Peak and Bowen Road - but if you're looking for something more, here are three routes off the island recommended by Stroll in the Kong. For details of these routes and other suggestions, go to strollinthekong.com

Tai Lam Forest Paths

Overview: car-free, tree-lined roads with wonderful views are the order of the day with this hike. It's not easy; there are hills, but you will feel like you have escaped from Hong Kong. This is a great hike, a world away from Central, with picnic tables and a butterfly garden - you will be glad you visited.

Distance: 10km (or less if you turn around earlier)

Duration: three hours

Hills: yes, pretty strenuous but perfectly achievable with a stroller

Shade: most of the walk is tree-lined, although still exposed in places.

Type: out and back

Start and end point: from Tai Lam Country Park (barbecue pits and car park) to Sham Tseng Settlement Basin

Shing Mun Reservoir

Overview: a great buggy hike with lovely views. Strenuous enough for most walkers with strollers, this hike is easy to follow with plenty to look at. It can be broken up with a picnic with some lovely areas for chilling out (make sure that there are no monkeys in the vicinity before breaking out the snacks).

Distance: 8km

Duration: 2½ hours

Hills: this is an undulating buggy hike with some short but pretty steep hills

Shade: exposed in places

Type: loop

Start and end point: Shing Mun visitors' centre

Cheung Chau

Overview: a great day trip from the city, this walk around the car-free island can be done in a morning followed by lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants. If you need more adventure there are pirate caves for bigger kids to explore and plenty of beaches.

Distance: 8km

Duration: 2½ hours

Hills: some - nothing serious

Shade: mostly shaded

Type: loop