TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK
大欖郊野公園
(Westwards)

This relatively easy walk through Tai Lam Country Park starts in the shade of Hong Kong’s highest peak, Tai Mo Shan, and
ends at Sham Tseng by the Ma Wan Channel.

We start by following a gently sloping well-maintained forest track amidst shady acacia trees up Lin Fa Shan, before passing
the abandoned village school to a look-out point, where we enjoy stunning views over the impressive Tsing Ma and Ting Kau
Bridges.

Once we have taken in the panorama, we turn our back on the big city below and descend into the woodlands of the country
park. Soon, the sounds of jackhammers, fire trucks and bus brakes are replaced by silence and bird song. Adding to the
pleasure is the fact that most of the walk from now on is down hill – and the potential of a few wildlife encounters.  

At first we follow a newly renovated stone trail through the woods, but soon we find ourselves back on a forest track. We stick
to this track until we reach the turn-off for a small hidden valley, home to a gem of a watering hole. Though it is the kind of
place that you would prefer to keep to yourself, it does need to be shared….

After an apéritif or two, we will then follow the contours of a couple of spectacular gorges on our way down to Sham Tseng,
where tables have been reserved for a late lunch at one of the famous “roasted goose” restaurants.
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Distance:
11 km
 
Difficulty:
3 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
510 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4 hours
Walking: 3.25 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
9:10 am
at Tsuen Wan West Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
1:45 pm
in Sham Tseng
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 2:30 pm  
on Hong Kong Island / in Kowloon, if no lunch.
   
           
Food & Drink:
Snack break at Shek Lung Kung (4 km).
Refreshment stop at Tsing Fai Tong (8.5 km) -
not included.
Optional lunch at restaurant in Sham Tseng (11 km) -
not included.
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Tai Lam Country Park, Central New Territories, Hong Kong
Tai Lam Country Park, Central New Territories, Hong Kong
Forest track through Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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