Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Lion Rock

I thought I'd knew most hiking routes by now - but because I've still not finished the MacLehose trail there are still some parts of Kowloon that I need to explore. One of these parts is Lion Rock, which is in a country park that has the same name: Lion Rock Country Park. The hike… Continue reading Hiking: Lion Rock

Outdoor Activity

Hiking: How to clean and store a water pack

One thing that is really essential for me, when I go hiking, is my water pack. I only hiked without one right at the beginning, and I noticed it was too much of a hassle to take a bottle out of my bag, drink a sip, close the bottle again and then store the bottle… Continue reading Hiking: How to clean and store a water pack

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: North Point to Hopewell Centre

Another weekend gone, another hike under my belt. I really enjoy trying out different routes, so this weekend was no different. We met up at North Point MTR station and walked for about 3 hours to reach Hopewell Centre. It was a slightly different route than usual, as we didn't start from Quarry Bay. From… Continue reading Hiking: North Point to Hopewell Centre

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wan Chai loop

A few Saturdays ago I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike around Mount Cameron - it was an interesting hike, as I've never done the full loop before and it also included some bushwhacking. It was totally worth it. We started at the Hopewell Centre and walked up the steep slope… Continue reading Hiking: Wan Chai loop

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Useful apps to plan a hike in Hong Kong

I had written before about useful hiking info on the Internet and what guide books I use, but I've never shared all the useful apps that I use when going out hiking in Hong Kong: MyObservatory (iTunes / Android) This is the best app to use BEFORE a hike, when you are trying to find… Continue reading Useful apps to plan a hike in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

I've already posted about a number of hikes in and out of Discovery Bay. By far the most popular one is the Mui Wo route, as it is easy to walk and only takes 1.5-2 hours. I've written about it in 2011, when I first came to Hong Kong, then in 2012 when I hiked… Continue reading Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Night hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

After weeks of laziness I'm back on the hiking trails - and I discovered a new night hike route that I really like (I should add it to my list of favourite night hikes). It runs from Wan Chai to Aberdeen via Bennett Hill and is short (6km), but fast. The hike starts at Hopewell… Continue reading Night hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Interview with SK Shum – the founder of the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp

You've been reading my blog for some time? If yes, then you know that I enjoy hiking in Hong Kong and that I'm regularly participating in hikes organised by the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp. What you might not know is that the group was founded back in February 2005 by SK Shum, who still runs… Continue reading Interview with SK Shum – the founder of the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp