Pinewood Battery
Historical Relics

Trail Summary
0.94 km
0.5 hours
Hong Kong Island
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Located in Lung Fu Shan Country Park, Pinewood Battery was an important point of coastal defence because it is situated at an area of elevated terrain looking out on the western mouth of Victoria Harbour.  Construction of the battery started by the end of the 19th century and was completed in 1905, as part of the British colonial government’s plan to strengthen the defence of the western part of Hong Kong Island. As the air force improved following the Second World War, Pinewood Battery became an anti-aircraft battery with facilities like barracks to defend the Japanese Army, instead of the French or Russian forces.  It was later abandoned in 1941, when it was heavily shelled by Japanese artillery fire. Surprisingly, its command post, lookouts, magazines, and even the lavatory remain in good condition, allowing visitors to learn about the wartime history along the 400-metre Pinewood Battery Heritage Trail.

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Transportation Information

Take public transport to Kotewall Road bus terminus. Then walk uphill along Hatton Road to the Picnic Area Site No.1 in Lung Fu Shan Country Park. The Pinewood Battery is next to the picnic area.

MTR - Island Line "HKU" Station Exit A2
Citybus route - 13
Green Minibus route - 3


Take public transport to Victoria Peak. Walk along Harlech Road or Lugard Road to the junction with Hatton Road, and then walk downhill along Hatton Road for around 1km to Pinewood Battery.

Peak Tram
Citybus routes - X15, 15, 15B
Green Minibus route - 1

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page

Route Map

The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.