On the northern edge of Pat Sin Leng Country park, we took two country trails that intersected rivers, streams, farmland and mountainside…
Distance: 2.5 km + 5.5 km = 8km total (plus short connecting walk)
Duration: 3.5 hours
If you’re still up for hiking in this hot, hot heat as we were (mainly to get out of the city and burn some calories), read on.
I combined two (2) country trails within Pat Sin Leng Country Park to make the most of being in the area. The two were:
- Hok Tau Country Trail (2.5 km)
- Nam Chung Country Trail (5.5 km)
We first did Hok Tau Country Trail, an underwhelming loop through a small green area near Hok Tau Village. I suggest to begin and end your loop at the Hkywca the Farm of Healthy Ageing so you can easily move on to Nam Chung Country Trail.
From MTR Fan Ling Station, take any of the following buses / minibuses: 78K or 56B
78K Bus to Sha Tau Kok: Get off at Ma Mei Ha
56B Green Minibus to Tan Chuk Hang: Get off at Tan Chuk Hang
You should breeze through the 2.5km of Hok Tau Country Trail. We were actually a bit disappointed with it, it’s definitely skippable, but if you want to clock in two hikes in a day, then why not! It’s not like you’re ever going back to this area again, right? That’s what I was thinking, anyway.
Cross the Tan Shan River to Pat Sin Leng Country Park proper, let’s begin.
Nam Chung Country Trail proved to be a much better trail and way more challenging. We did it the other way around, from the west end, and struggled up an ascent of some 3-4km. Yup, I can almost swear it was uphill more than half the way. It might be a bit easier to do it in the original direction…
Board the minibus from Nam Chung Lee Uk Village. There are a few food stalls right at the bus station, so you can grab something while waiting 🙂