Maclehose Trail

Rally to the cause

From left: Elena Houghton, Phillipa de Fonblanque, Phillipa Cook, and Lauren Mead, are Team Danger, a charity running group. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Four young Hong Kong women have found the motivation to swap their heels for hiking boots in preparation for next Friday's Oxfam Trailwalker. They did it by setting themselves ambitious fundraising targets.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 6:28pm

Sandes sets HK 100 record, despite threat from Nepalis

He is the only man in the world to have won all four Desert Races, each a gruelling 250 kilometres. Yesterday, Ryan Sandes added Hong Kong to the growing list of countries he has conquered after finishing the Vibram Hong Kong 100 (kilometres) in a record-breaking time.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Present policies will not deter mountain bikes from using paths

Your well-researched story about mountain biking ('Olympic Trail ban puts bike riders in a spin', March 6), suggests that the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department prioritises conservation.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

PLA takes second straight Trailwalker title

The People's Liberation Army made it back-to-back titles in the 2010 Oxfam Trailwalker last night in a time of 11 hours 59 minutes and three seconds. The PLA's second string finished runners-up in 12 hours 31 minutes 48 seconds, with Salomon Bonaqua Racing coming in third after 12 hours 39 minutes and three seconds.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Tourism authority lays on free trail tours

Guided tours of the MacLehose Trail will be available free every Saturday this month, as part of the Tourism Board's 'great outdoors Hong Kong' campaign. Tourists can join hikes at the board's visitor centres, but residents will have to sign up through travel agent Explore More, contactable on 3575 9239. The tours are expected to attract groups from South Korea and Taiwan.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Strolling backwards lands walker in ditch

Walking backwards may have fitness benefits, but a 53-year-old woman found out yesterday it also carries health risks - she fell into a ditch while exercising in Tai Lam Country Park.

The morning walker, surnamed Ma, went alone up a hill opposite Chi Lok Fa Yuen in Tuen Mun after taking her grandson to school.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Hiker on Sai Kung trail collapses and dies

An man collapsed while hiking in Sai Kung East Country Park and later died in hospital yesterday. The 69-year-old man, surnamed Wong, was hiking with more than 10 friends along the MacLehose Trail in the country park. They reached Long Ke at 12.17pm when he complained of feeling unwell.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Country park marked for landfill

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

They came, they ran, they conquered

It was a fine morning, still not 11am, but already a party was in full swing at the Perowne Barracks in Tuen Mun yesterday, where the competitors in the 26th Oxfam Trailwalker had just finished.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Make the most of summer and go hiking

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.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

The MacLehose Trail

The MacLehose Trail is perhaps the most famous of all the trails and attracts many hikers. The trail is divided into 10 stages.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Let's go hiking!

Autumn is finally upon us! Now that the air is crispy and the sun is shining - what are you doing cooped inside your room staring at the computer or television screen? Why not put those hiking boots on and blaze those beautiful trails in the countryside!

27 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Top official must stop tree-felling folly

Lung Yan Road leads up to the top of Beacon Hill. It is quiet and trees line the outer side.

22 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Get out of town

MOST OF US SPEND our lives shuffling between buildings. The closest we get to anything green are the plastic plants in shopping centres, and fresh air is a matter of turning up the air-conditioning. But it need not be like this.

24 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Running for office

Legislators Leung Yiu-chung, Bernard Chan and Lee Wing-tat leave politics behind to train for next month's Trailwalker. The trio will be on the Legco team for the event, which traverses 100km of the MacLehose Trail.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am