Walk on 18th September 2016 - Cheung Shan (Elephant Hill)

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Published on Monday, 12 September 2016 17:51
Written by Ringo
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Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty

Elephant Hill & Pink Seacoast

( Lantau North Country Park )

About 8.0 km

 

Abt. 4.75 hours

 

Lowest: abt. 0m
Highest: abt. 440m
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* duration excludes travelling time

Brief

Tung Chung MTR Station ( exit B at 10:00am)  >  Sham Wat Road  >  Cheung Shan (Elephant Hill)  >  Sham Wat Village  >  The Pink Seacoast >  Lantau North Obelisk  >  Tai O Fishing Village  >  Tung Chung

Itinerary

This Sunday, September 18, 2016, the trampers are going to make a construction survey controls on The HK-ZhuHai-Macau Bridge over Cheung Shan (Elephant Hill) at Lantau Island.  This “Y” shaped cross-sea bridge will be the longest and the most complex sea-crossing channel combining bridges, tunnel and artificial island in the world.  It will link Hong Kong on the east bank of the Pearl River Delta with ZhuHai and Macau on its west bank.  Suppose to be completed in late 2017.  So, this is our mission to make sure everything is under control and no more delay.

We will meet at 10:00am at exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station and sharing bus to Sham Wat Road.  Over there, we will head up to Cheung Shan (Elephant Hill) at the height of 440m and we will have a clear picture of this bridge.  After lunch on hill top, we will take a hidden trail descending to the seashore at Sham Wat Village where we could have refreshment and beers there.  Then, we will walk along the famous Pink Seacoast especially for the Chinese White Dolphins until reaching Tai O Fishing Village to finish the day.  From there, speed boats and buses are available for Tung Chung.

Bushwhacking and good balancing skill will be required.  Please show up in full gears with2 litres of water, lunch, snacks, rain wear, a torch, sun block, gloves and mos-spray(but no cigarette).  If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, the walk may be cancelled.  If in doubt, call the trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS WALK.  

Disclaimer: - People join this walk and any other walks organized by me at their own risks.  I shall not be held responsible in any way for any injury or death incurred or any loss or damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence,neglect, errors of judgement and inadequate orientation skills on my part.  The fact that you show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk is an implication that you have agreed to and accepted unconditionally this disclaimer.   

Ringo