Hiking poles are extremely popular among hikers and runners in Hong Kong’s country parks, but some believe they could be causing irreparable damage to the environment.

Could a hiking pole ban protect Hong Kong’s country park trails, some of them rapidly eroding?

One Hong Kong race director is considering a ban on hiking poles to slow damage to country park trails. While preferable to suggestions by the government of concreting over trails, not all runners agree with the idea

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Hiking poles are extremely popular among hikers and runners in Hong Kong’s country parks, but some believe they could be causing irreparable damage to the environment.
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Lauren James

Lauren James

Lauren James joined SCMP as part of the Young Post team in 2015, before moving to the Culture desk in 2017. Originally from the UK, she enjoys writing about arts and entertainment, environmental issues, health and fitness, technology and food. She is an avid gig-goer and passionate about Hong Kong's music scene.