Lau Shui Heung Country Trail begins and ends in the
picturesque Lau Shui Heung Reservoir. An irrigation facility, the reservoir is
only 3.5 hectares in size. It was built after the
Second World War to supply fresh water to the many
agricultural fields nearby. Your hike leads from
the wooden arch to a fire lookout where the country
park staff watch out for any outbreak of hillfire.
Past the lookout,
the trail comes to Kat Tsai Shan Au, a pass so named
for its rich crop of mandarins in the old days. The
agricultural activity ceased because of the Second World War.
There is a peak called Lung Shan nearby, formerly
known as Cheuk Shan (Bird Hill). It was renamed by
villagers for auspicious fung shui reasons. Down
the trail, there are various recreation facilities
such as bridges, campsite and barbecue sites.