Stream walk on Sunday, 10th August 2014 near Sham Wat, north-western Lantau

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Area

Distance

Duration*

Elevation

Level of Difficulty

North-western  Lantau Island

about 14 km

8 hours

Lowest:   15m
Highest: 600m

Three Boots

 

 

Please note the Disclaimer at the end which is reproduced here:-

People join this walk and any other walks organised by me, or via HK Trampers, at their own risks. Neither the walk organiser, nor HK Trampers, nor anyone involved with HK Trampers, shall be held responsible in any way for any injury, death or loss incurred, or for damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence, neglect, errors of judgement and inadequate orientation skills on the part of the walk organiser, HK Trampers, or anyone involved with HK Trampers.  Any parties who show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk will be deemed to have agreed to and unconditionally accepted this disclaimer.

 

 

1.   This Sunday,10th August 2014, we’ll do a walk in two streams in the north-western part of Lantau Island.  We’ll meet at 10.15 a.m. at Exit A inside Tung Chung MTR station.

2.     From the MTR station, we’ll walk for a little more than one hour to Sham Wat where we’ll start the stream walk.   We’ll walk in the stream which feeds water into Sham Wat Bay until we hit a reservoir service road.   The walk in this first stream will take about one and a half hour.    .

3.      We’ll then walk along thereservoir service road for 10 mins before we arrive at the second stream.  We’ll source this second stream and it will take 3 or 4 hours to do so, untilwe reach near the top of Nei Lak Shan.    From near the top of Nei Lak Shan, we’ll walk on the trail along the mountain ridge in a northerly direction down to Tin Sum, and from there we’ll walk all the way back to Tung Chung.

4.     The two streams are charming in their own right, but sourcing them is no easy task.  So come prepared.  And also, be prepared for a long day out.

5.     Be forewarned that stream walk is slippery and you should wear skid-resistant shoes.  One good brand is ‘5.10’  and it seems it is only available in one shop in Hong Kong.  If you need further information on skid-resistant shoes, please call the Trampers hotline below.

6.   Bring all the usual things, a lunch, enough water, a torch, sun block, mos spray and if weather looks dodgy, rain gear.

7.   If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk might be cancelled. If in doubt, call the Trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

8.     Please scroll down and read the Disclaimer below again.

Francis

 

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