Walk on 11 February 2018 - Hiking around Ta Kwu Leng

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Published on Saturday, 03 February 2018 00:00
Written by Mango
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Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty

Sheung Shui Station [上水] > Wa Shan > Sai Wai Tai Leng Practice Range  > Wo Keng Shan > Sheung Shui Station.

About

8 km

4.5 

hours*

Lowest: 0 m
Highest: 440 m

 

* duration excludes travelling time

Disclaimer

Please read all disclaimers on Trampers website, which shall apply to this hike as well.

People join this walk at their own risks since there is potential danger and risk of injury in any hiking and this is no exception. You sall take necessary precautions and join only if you think you’re up for it.  The convenor(s) of the hiking shall not be held responsible in any way for any injuries 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 judgment and inadequate orientation skills on the part of the leader(s). 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 and all other disclaimers in Trampers website.

 

Itinerary

 

A less strenuous walk is prposed before the coming Chinese New Year (Year of the DOG).

 

 

SUBJECT to WEATHER ON SUNDAY 11 February 2018,  a 1.5-BOOT route is proposed to trek around the fomer frontier closed area at Ta Kwu Ling between Fu Tei Au - Wo Keng Shan

 

We will meet at 10:30 am at Sheung Shui Station inside the Concourse area near exit B2.

 
Brief
 
Start at Fu Tei Au, Sheung Shui and proceed to Wa Shan, which resembles the Great Wall.  Walk up to Tai Ling and take a look at the stone tablet erected during the Daoguang reign of Qing Dynasty.  Get a view of San Wai/Tai Ling Firing Range from afar and continue along the ridge.  The trip ends when we arrive at a rock nicknamed “Ta Tung Tung Shek” in Wo Keng Shan.  The route is mostly on an old military road with occasional sections of village roads.
 
Starting Point
Fu Tei Au (KK042931)
 
- Take Kowloon Motor Bus Route No. 73K at Landmark North next to MTR Sheung Shui Station.
 
Finishing Point
Wo Keng Shan, Ta Kwu Ling (KK086949)
 
- Walk along Ping Yuen Road to Ping Che Road and get back to Landmark North by taking Kowloon Motor Bus Route No. 79K.  Then walk to MTR Sheung Shui Station.
 
Length about 8 km
 
Duration about 4.5 hours
 
Level of Difficulty (1.5 boot)
 
 
REference - Countryside Map North West New Territories and North East & Central New Territories
 
 

Afterwards we have dinner in Sheung Shui Fan Leng as the reunion dinner before the New Year.

 

 

If it is raining or threatening to rain (thunderstorm warning), the walk may still go ahead but we will hike on conventional hiking trails. Please look for announcement on this website or on Facebook the evening before. If in doubt on the morning of the walk, please call 8209-0517.

Please remember to bring all the usual gear, in particular lots of water (at least two litres), thick gloves, long trousers, good boots, wind break, sun block, a torch and head lamps with new batteries and a hat. Also, please bring your lunch.

Map

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And please make sure you read, understand and accept the walk RULES below!