LUK WU PLATEAU & CHEK KENG BAY
This fairly challenging hike through the Sai Kung East Country Park starts out quite innocently by following a gently climbing stone and dirt
path from the hamlet of Tsak Yue Wu near the park entrance to reach a series of small waterfalls.
Beyond the falls, steep but relatively short flights of stone steps are interrupted by level stretches of dirt trail as we walk eastwards and
upwards along a swiftly running stream.
Approaching the Luk Wu Plateau, the path levels out, the trees give way to shrubs and the views open up. No more so than at the eastern
edge of the plateau, where we enjoy a spectacular panorama over Tai Long Wan and the endless Pacific Ocean over a snack.
We are also able to make out the slowly decaying village of Chek Keng in the bay below us. What we can’t see is the rather rough and,
occasionally, very steep dirt trail criss-crossed by small streams taking us there. However, this is where those expensive boots and the
hiking sticks come in so handily…
Safely in Chek Keng, we enjoy a picnic lunch on the village pier while taking in the tranquil surroundings of this peaceful tidal bay. At this point,
one could easily forget that one is actually in Hong Kong…
Recharged, we tackle the last few knolls along, mostly, paved paths via the hamlet of To Kwa Peng to the bus stop at Wong Shek Pier. With a
bus departing every 30 minutes, we should have time for a cold refreshment and a change of shirt before heading back to the city via Sai
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Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
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