A hike to welcome 2017 

Wilson trail to welcome 2017 ! It’s been a busy week for Christmas and count down at work ! I don’t want to over abused myself since we all have to work the next day so today we did nice and easy hike at this gorgeous weather like today and it didn’t feel like it’s winter at all.

The Wilson Trail is a 78 km long-distance footpath in Hong Kong, 63 km of which runs through Hong Kong country parks. It was named after David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, who was Governor of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1992. But we only did part of the trail for today ! The rest we could do for next time.

Let’s start our day ! 

Last time we all got some tanned so Robert is getting himself prepared for today ! 

Robert wants to take banana blossom back so I can make him some salad but it didn’t happen. 

As we were hiking and there are many camping sites you could set up but also many monkeys they would come to take your food if you are not so careful ! 

Start from Shing Mun Reservoir

 Finishing Point: Yuen Tun Ha

 Length: 10.2 kilometres

 Time: 4.0 hours ( time depending on everyone and if you stop at every places or not) 

Public Transport Take the MTR to Tsuen Wan station. From Shiu Wo Street take Minibus 82 to its terminus below Shing Mun Reservoir. From there it is a 15-minute walk to the start point of Section 7, as described below.

Taxi Distance and Time Kowloon Star Ferry to Shing Mun Reservoir – 14 km, about 30 minutes.

Section Start Point From the Shing Mun Reservoir minibus terminus, bear right and walk up the road for about a kilometre. Go across the main eastern dam. Where the dam ends, turn sharp left. Section 7 starts up the steps (W071).

Section End Point Yuen Tun Ha shelter pavilion, beside a Country Parks map. Continue downhill to the villa houses, where minibuses run to Tai Po Market MTR Station. If you are doing Section 8, it is easiest to take a taxi across to Tai Po Tau Drive – where Section 8 begins the climb to Cloudy Hill. (See Section 8 information.)

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