Sheung Yiu Country Trail
Merging with Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, Sheung Yiu Country Trail has its starting point situated near Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, which is reconstructed from a 100-year-old Hakka village, and a lime kiln, which was the site for producing lime from coral skeletons. Through visiting the museum and lime kiln, hikers will get a grasp of the life of indigenous residents of Sai Kung. Most of the trail is covered with luxuriant woods and it begins with a precipitous climb. At some of the corners, hiking lovers will be able to spot islands of different sizes such as Wong Yi Chau, Tai Tau Chau, Kai Chau, Kau Sai Chau, Jin Island, and Tuen Tau Chau scattering across Port Shelter and High Island. In the direction towards Nam Fung Wan, it also passes through Po Kwu Wan Campsite. Back in the 1970s and the 1980s, the smuggling of Vietnamese refugees was rampant. A part of Nam Fung Wan served as a custodial centre for Vietnamese boat people until 1998 and is now Astropark and a water sports centre. Large herds of cattle could be seen resting and eating on the grassland. The trail ends at Man Yee Road, where visitors can enjoy the views of the reservoir that holds the greatest amount of water in Hong Kong – High Island Reservoir. The construction work lasted for 7 years and it was completed in 1971.
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.