BEYOND PAT SIN LENG
(includes the Nam Chung Country Trail)

… a 3-climb hike across the wooded hills just north of the famous Pat Sin Leng Ridge.

Just a surprisingly short minibus ride from the crowded dormitory town of Fan Ling, we reach the barbecue sites and vegetable fields of the
Hok Tau valley, where we begin the hike by climbing the 399 fairly regular stone steps up Hok Tau Pai to get a better view of the landscape
around us. Following the ridge, we are then able to enjoy the views over the vegetable fields and greenhouses below, Wong Leng mountain to
the south, Shenzhen to the north, and - just before we start the descent - Robin’s Nest to the east.

Having descended the ridge, we get a chance to stretch our legs as we traverse the Tan Chuk Hang plain to reach the main challenge of the
day: The assault on Kwai Tau Leng in the guise of the Nam Chung Country Trail. We will gain about 350 metres of altitude over the next 1.5
kilometres, but there are a couple of flat’ish stretches along the way to make it bearable. Furthermore, the elevated heartbeat is rewarded by
a stunning highland landscape, complete with the occasional clear stream to cross. There is also the chance that we would bump into some
of Hong Kong’s larger wildlife en route, such as wild boars and porcupines.

As we descend Lo Lung Tin, we are treated to spectacular views over the Nam Chung wetlands towards Sha Tau Kok and the Starling Inlet.

What goes down must come up, so having reached the valley floor, we follow the Nam Chung Road up to a couple of look-out points for
wonderful 270° panoramas of mountains, villages, fish ponds, freshwater marshes and the shallow waters of Starling Inlet.

The descent from the “Sir Edward Youde Memorial Pavilion” takes us to the old Hakka village of Luk Keng at the shores of Starling Inlet,
where we suggest ending the hike with lunch at one of the very strategically located cafés, before catching the bus back to the city.
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
11 km
 
Difficulty:
6 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 680 metres
Loss: 710 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
398 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4.25 hours
Walking: 3.5 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
9:45 am
at Fan Ling Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
2:30 pm
in Luk Keng
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 3:30 / 3:45 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island, if not staying for lunch.
           
Food & Drink:
Snack breaks en route.
Optional shared lunch at village café in Luk Keng at the end of the hike
- not included.
 
Note:
This hike involves conquering a good number of stone steps, so you might want to think about bringing a
knee-support and a hiking stick.
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