|Hansen's "Stepless" Hikes
|by Hansen's Events
BORDER NIGHT PATROL
A "stepless" twilight hike
OK, so we might not actually be assisting the Immigration or Customs & Excise Departments in their fight against illegal
immigrants and smugglers, but for most of this “stepless” hike along paved surfaces from Ping Che to Sheung Shui in the
northern New Territories we are able to look across the border into China.
It is a short minibus ride from Fan Ling station to Ping Che, where we start the outing with a very short flat stretch between
corrugated iron fences of typical New Territories scrap-yards, before we head for the hills.
Our route follows the narrow track that runs along the ridges of Tsung Shan and Wa Shan. Plodding along, we are able to
enjoy uninterrupted panoramic vistas over the Hung Lung Hang valley and the bright lights of Shenzhen to our right and the
Ng Tung River valley to our left.
While there might not be any stairs to climb, the walk along these ridges isn’t exactly flat either. We have a fair number of
ups and downs to overcome, but the highest point en route is a mere 152 metres above sea level.…
The closer we get to Sheung Shui, the easier the going. However, rather than taking the obvious route along the busy
approach road to the Man Kam To border crossing, we turn onto the nice wide path that follows the calm and quiet River
Reaching Sheung Shui at about 9:15 pm, it is your choice whether to grab a quick dinner there or head straight home.
|Participants on all Hansen's Events' hikes and rides take part entirely at their own risk. By joining any of our events all participants are automatically seen to have
agreed to have entered into a disclaimer which exonerates the outing leaders and the organizers from any personal or public responsibility whatsoever and for any
claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
|... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
|Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal issues,
Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to SUSPEND all operations until further notice.
Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.