Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wong Chuck Tsuen to Luk Keng via ancient trail

3.5 hours, 10km
6/10. 335m elevation during the first hour, down and flat afterwards

Cel phone coverage: Mostly everywhere

Water needs: 1.5 liter

Appreciation: 8/10. Abandoned villages, shaded trail with nice streams.

Bus 75k or 275R (holidays) from Tai Po Market MTR station. Return to Fanling MTR via green minibus 56K.

Why it's worth it:
At Tai Po Market MTR, get out of the station and follow the underpass to bus 275R or 75K.
There's signage in the tunnel

Terminus is at Tai Mei Tuk. Go towards Ting Kok Rd and head left.
You will follow Ting Kok Rd for about 0.75km

Nice pond

After 10 minutes walk on Ting Kok Rd, you'll arrive here, at the Plover Cove Visitor Centre. Go up on the road that's goes around the centre, and back...

You'll see the Pat Sin Leng trail signage and map. That's where you start.

20 minutes walk later (1km), you'll reach this cross-road. Head left.

Go straight


About 1:15min into your hike (4.1km), you'll reach this spot.
Go left (second left), staying on Wilson Trail Section 10.

Abandoned village (Wang Shan Keuk - 橫山脚)

You are 6.5km into your hike and you'll get to this 3 way branch. Go towards Nam Chung (straight).

Then it's easy-peasy; you just follow the directions for Luk Keng



Mostly there, just walk straight through village

And there you go. The 56K green minibus stop is right there.
And there's a small restaurant where you can get some snacks while you wait. 56K will get you to Fanling MTR station

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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!