Dutch lane (via Wan Chai Gap road)

On a hot sunny Saturday after having a scrumptious breakfast at Flying Pan, Wan Chai my best half and I decided that we better burn the gouda cheese and other excess calories we ate.

We decided to hike up Wan Chai Gap road and try Dutch lane.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Difficulty: 3/10 ( only the steep climb up Wan Chai gap road)

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 opposite the road. Take a left and the Wan Chai Gap road is bang opposite the Eric Kayser Boulangerie.

We started our climb pheww.

We crossed over to the other side when we reached Bamboo Grove and continued up steps.

The path was concrete but filled with beautiful flora and fauna.

We came to a junction where you could walk the straightforward Bowen road path or continue up the Wan Chai green trail.

It was a beautiful clear day got lovely pictures of the skyscrapers on our climb up.

We kept climbing and climbing, we decided to reach the end of the trail and then do Dutch lane which is to the right on the way up the Wan Chai green trail.

Got to see this little fella perched on the board.

We continued back down and went towards Dutch lane.

This is an absolutely beautiful path,

It starts with concrete but then it turns into a rugged, ragged path.

We needed to pay attention whilst walking or we could have bumped our head or fallen off the path.

We felt we were walking in a jungle which reminded me of the song ‘ Walking in the Jungle’ that I sing to my kindergarten kids. 😅

We kept walking till we came to a sign that stated Bowen Road and Magazine Gap road. We decided to continue towards Magazine Gap road.

We came to the concrete part of this trail which mentioned Magazine Gap road. We continued straight.

We finally came to the end of the trail and onto the road.

Here, you can either take a cab or walk towards your left to a number 15 or 15B bus which will take you to Central or Causeway Bay.

We continued walking on the road which till we reached The Peak road and walked down till we reached the top of the Wan Chai Gap green trail.

Got lovely views on our walk back.

This was a fantastic hike which is an excellent workout for your backside. Also if you can bear the heat then it’s worth it.

This is not a stroller friendly hike, you can take your dogs but please avoid taking them on hikes during summer.

Also please carry a lot of water on hikes and do not dispose your masks or rubbish on trails.

Happy hiking!!

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