The hike starts close to our flat and it takes about 90-120 minutes to walk to Mui Wo. The highest point of the hike is 240 meters which offers fantastic views of Mui Wo, Sunset Peak and if you are lucky on a clear day you will see most of Hong Kong.
We continued along the path and headed up the slope. There were some stairs, which we took, and we then crossed through another village called Cheung Sha Lan. It is a bit weird, you appear to walk right through some flats, with the patio out front and the doors, and people are just sitting there, having lunch or watching TV. They seem used to strangers walking past their houses.
At the end of the beach, up some stairs and we climbed up a long road that passed the Trappist Monastery (that’s where I buy my milk from – they are famous for their diary products, sold in the majority of Hong Kong supermarkets).
Mui Wo is well-known for it’s Silvermine beach. The name stems from the fact that Mui Wo was a town next to silvermines (you can still visit them), and nowadays people take the ferry from Central or Discovery Bay to enjoy a day at the beach.
It was nice and sunny, but also very windy. You could see children flying kites, others playing on the beach and even some daring people started to go into the sea. Others just sat there and enjoyed a picnic with friends and family.