Aberdeen Country Park (Aberdeen Upper Reservoir) Accessible Route
Accessible Route

Trail Summary

Length
2.58 km
Duration
2 hours
Region
Hong Kong Island
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Located in the Aberdeen Country Park, the Aberdeen Reservoirs consist of the Upper Aberdeen Reservoir and the Lower Aberdeen Reservoir. Built in 1890, the latter was formerly a private reservoir owned by Tai Shing Paper Factory until 1929, when it was bought by the government to increase water supply to Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau; the Upper Aberdeen Reservoir was later constructed upstream of it. In 1932, the renovation and reconstruction of the two reservoirs was completed. Visitors can get off the bus on Yue Kwong Road and go uphill along Aberdeen Reservoir Road. The dam of the Upper Reservoir, which lies in the woodlands, comes into view shortly after. To reach it, visitors can set out along the broad and well-shaded path, which offers the scenic beauty of the dam and passes through Aberdeen P.H.A.B. Site. The site is an ideal place for rest and refreshments as it has a light refreshment kiosk, an accessible barbecue site, and toilet. As soon as they arrive at the destination, they can explore the bridge, valve house and dam of the reservoir, which are all declared monuments.


Points to note:
1) The footpath (outside country park) from bus station at Hoy Au Lau of Yue Kwong Cheun to Aberdeen Country Park is relatively steep. People with mobility disability are advised to go with companion, or take a taxi to the gate and start the journey.
2) The elevation of the path inside country park ranges from around 1:8-1:5 (7-10 degrees).
3) Do not feed wild pigs encountered along the journey. In general, wild pigs are wary of human contact. However, if provoked or threatened they may become aggressive and may attack humans, particularly dominant males or sows with piglets.
4) Return at the end of the bridge of the Aberdeen Upper Reservoir.
5) If you need to recharge your wheelchair, please contact AFCD staff at Aberdeen Tree Centre or Country Park Management Office during office hour.
6) Extended reading and experience sharing: Oasistrek/ Trailwatch /Wheel Power Challenge
Oasistrek: https://www.oasistrek.com/bf_aberdeen_reservoir.php
Trailwatch: https://www.trailwatch.hk/en/?t=activities&rid=10095636


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Hoy Au Lau Yue Kwong Chuen" bus stop.
Citybus routes - 7 and 76
New World First Bus (NWFB) routes - 95 and 971


End Point
Take bus 95 Circular Route at the Start Point  "Hoy Au Lau Yue Kwong Chuen" bus stop of go to the "Shek Pak Wan" bus stop for other public transport
Citybus routes - 7 and 76
New World First Bus (NWFB) routes - 95 and 971

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
https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk/

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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