Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ho Pui Reservoir (河背水塘), then Lui Kung Tin (雷公田)

3 hours, 10km.

2/10. Mostly flat

Cel phone coverage: Mostly everywhere

Water needs: 1 liter

Appreciation: 7/10. The loop around the reservoir is nice. Road walk afterward is average. Milk Farm has friendly goats, and good milk!

Kam Sheung Road MTR Station, exit C. Take Minibus 71 and exit at the terminus in Ho Pui Tseun. Return to Kam Sheung Road MTR via minibus 72 or bus 51 to Tsuen Wan/West MTR on Road Twisk.

(The end of the hike is incorrectly mapped. You should end at Road Twisk and take the bus or minibus there)

Why it's worth it:

Kam Sheung Road MTR Station, exit C

The minibus stop is about 100m from exit C

Take it all the way to the end stop. About 10-15minutes

At the Ho Pui terminus. Go through the village

You'll eventually hit Ho Pui Tsuen road, head left
After about 400m on Ho Pui Tsuen road, you'll see the campsite. Turn right and past the open gate.

Go via the Ho Pui Reservoir Family Walk. Quite easy, you'll loop around the reservoir.
Then come back to Ho Pui Tsuen and head right.
Before you do so however, you may want to stop for a drink at the organic farm

2km onto Ho Pui Tsuen, you'll reach the Tsing Tam Reservoir. Quite pretty.
Keep going on another 3km and you'll see the Milk Farm Co. on your left.

You can get fresh milk and some cup noodles. Once all rested, keep going on Ho Pui Tsuen until you reach Road Twisk. Bug stop will be on your left and will bring you back to the MTR

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!