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Eagle’s Nest and Beacon Hill

On a beautiful Monday morning , my hiking buddy and I decided to try some new trail.

So we decided to try the Eagles nest and Beacon hill hike.

Difficulty: 5/10 due to the uphill climb up steps

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to get there: take the MTR to Prince Edward and exit at C1. Then turn right and walk straight to the number 81 bus stop. Alight at the Shek Lui Pui reservoir stop.

We saw the board stating Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail so we decided to follow the trail. We climbed up the steps that took us to the start of this beautiful hike.

We came across monkeys along the way but we just ignored them and carried on.

The path was beautiful and rugged.

Got to see the reservoir from the trail above.

We continued on our path, walking through the brownery and greenery.

We came across a grave and als got beautiful views.

Got to see some beautiful flora and fauna along the way too.

We finally came to a resting place where we got a lovely view of the city below and had some hot tea and an Indian snack called Theplas brought sweetly by Sheetal.

We continued up the steps to our left and climbed and climbed. 😅

We came across the trail map for Beacon hill and followed this sweet Chinese lady up the steps. Luckily we had fuel in our tummies.

And we climbed and climbed.

But the views were absolutely stunning as we climbed higher and higher.

We continued and then found a tiny gap where we got fantastic views. We sat and had our second cup of tea.

We continued towards Beacon hill after replenishing our energy with tea.

We reach the radio station summit and walked towards Lung Yan road.

We found a mound and climbed over it and got some lovely views again.

We then walked towards the bus stop on the right and took the bus to the Wong Tai Sin MTR and took the train back home.

What a lovely hike it was!!

Do try it, however it’s not stroller friendly and also be careful if you take your pets as there are monkeys along the way.

But all in all it’s a beautiful hike and the right company makes it even more enjoyable. 😊

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Stanley Ma hang Park to Chung Hom Kok trails

Sunday is a lovely day to spend in Stanley, whilst the husband and son went for mass at the St. Anne’s church, I decided to find my divine intervention by spending some alone time in nature. I walked to Murray house near the Blake pier and came across this beautiful, well maintained Stanley Ma Hang Park and as usual curiosity always gets the best of me and I found a little path taking me a secluded part of Chung hom kok beach.

Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty: 2/10 as you’ve to walk through a rugged path, duck under branches of trees

How to get there: take the number 14 bus to Stanley or the 6, 6A, 6x from Exchange Square to Stanley Market. Then walk through the market to the Stanley promenade and then near Murray house to the Stanley Ma gang park.

I found a sign that said Pak Tai Temple so I walked in search of that first and came across beautiful flowers.

I kept following the instructions and finally reached the temple.

There are steps that lead to a lovely expanse of blue sea. Saw people posing and chilling on the rocks too.

Post the temple I followed the Sea View terrace arrow and continued on my way.

Came across interesting creepy crawlies.

I kept walking straight and then found a very beaten path.

Also came across boars rummaging for food. If you don’t disturb them they won’t harm you.

I didn’t take the steps but turned left and followed the beer can path.

I continued and I could see the sea ahead. It was beautiful.

Came across this baby too.

I sat for a bit on the rocks. There were three dirty golden retrievers owned by the residents there who were busy repairing their boats but no need to worry, they won’t bite.

I walked back the same way, happy to have chanced in this new path.

Do try it if you want some solitude. Better alone without kids. If you take your kids then stick to the park. This is dog friendly too.

Happy hiking people!