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Hong Pak caves – Quarry Bay – Tai Tam Country Park

Lovely Sunday morning started with Hiking with the husband and my 9 month old Canine son.

Difficulty level: 7/10 this is tough and is tougher post the rains as it’s all climbing up a steep rugged slope with only trees as support.

Duration: 2 hours

How to get there: Take the MTR to Taikoo and exit at B then go towards your left and go straight till Greg’s Road. Walk up the path and follow the sign stating Wilson Trail Stage 2.

Enter the path and soon you will see steps climb up a few steps and take the right.

Keep walking on this path . It was nice and cool and quite shaded.

We went down a step and crossed over to the other side.

We kept walking straight till we came to a set of steps on to our right.

We came across kilns used during the world war by the Hong Kongers.

We then took the left and started our climb. There were ribbons tied to some trees so we followed that.

We kept climbing and climbing.

It was lovely this rugged path with trees and flowers frowning wild.

Got lovely pictures of the hills and sky which was a beautiful blue.

My Dougie sweetly led the way and even stopped to check on me.

Finally the end was near just a bit more to see this hidden cave.

I ventured a bit inside but was not covered enough as I didn’t want to be covered with spiders.

We then climbed a bit more to reach a straight path.

Finally we reached the board that stayed Hong Pak Trail.

Instead of taking the path onto mount Parker we decided to walk down the slope towards Kornhill.

It was nice and shaded and it was a good respite after the sweaty climb.

We came across more kilns of the war.

Got some lovely views along the way.

We finally ended at where we started.

This was a fantastic hike.

But will next time try going through the cave to find out where it ends…. for that I need courage 😁.

But do try this one.

Happy hiking!

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Aberdeen Reservoir to Lady Clementi ( Via Wan Chai Gap Road)

Friday the 11th we decided to hike up Wan Chai Gap Road to Aberdeen Reservoir as we hadn’t done it before. It was a beautiful hike I must say.

Difficulty level: 4/10 except for that steep Wan Chai Gap green trail

Duration: 3 hours

How do you get there: Take the MTR to Wan Chai and exit at A3. Cross the road and walk through the Wan Chai toy street.

The climb up Wan Chai Gap is steep but it’s not too long thankfully.

We then crossed over to the police Museum and entered Mount Cameron road and there was the start of the Aberdeen Country Park.

We walked to the upper reservoir first.

We continued towards the Upper reservoir. Got to see lovely turtles and fish and got some lovely views.

We stopped at a barbecue and had some nice hot ginger tea with lovely Egyptian sweets and some biscuits.

We decided then to go to the lower reservoir so we headed down.

Got some lovely views again.

We then reached a sign which said Aberdeen nature trail so we decided to follow that path.

We got to see some more turtles and fish and then continued on our way.

We decided to take the Lady Clementi route and got some lovely views.

We came to the sign board which said Nam Fung or Middle Gap Road so we took that and kept walking on that path.

We kept walking and took the Nam Fung route .

Came across some lovely flora and fauna along the way. Beautiful crab, butterflies, mushrooms and even a tree with spikes.

We finally reach the end.

We walked towards the bus stop and took 41 A to the North Point Ferry and then took a train from North Point home.

This was a lovely hike.

Good long walk with lovely company!

Do try it.

Happy hiking and please do not litter!!

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