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Wilson Trail, Hong Kong

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The Wilson Trail is a 78 km long-distance footpath in Hong Kong, 63 km of which runs through Hong Kong country parks. It was named after David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, who was Governor of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1992. The Wilson Trail was developed by Friends of the Country Park and sponsored by various private organisations. The construction work of the trail began in 1994. The Wilson Trail was first opened on 21 January 1996.In all, the Wilson Trail traverses eight of the Country Parks. On Hong Kong Island, Tai Tam Country Park and its Quarry Bay Extension begin the journey. Across the harbour, there is a gap where the trail runs through hills outside the parks. Then come the three parks named Ma On Shan, Lion Rock, and Kam Shan. In the central New Territories, the Wilson Trail heads north through Shing Mun Country Park and Tai Mo Shan Country Park. Finally it climbs into the majestic Pat Sin Leng Country Park. Each of the Country Parks the Wilson Trail traverses has its individual character and appeal – offering, as one proceeds from south to north, changing settings with much of interest.
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  • The first hill is relatively easy - a few up hill climbs and alot of beautiful scenery. The Twin Peaks are tough and not for the unfit - 1000 + steps to the top, followed but a further peak of another...  more »
  • I tried walking part of Wilson. Distance is longer, it is who you are training a lot. And may be difficult to complete the race in the amateur and not living in the Hong Kong S.A.R. walk, of course. When opened, unlike Hong Kong S.A.R. island cannot be the main sea views, but a hard-view scenery is exceptional.
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  • I took bus 6 from Hkg station bus terminal and get off at 黃泥涌水塘公園站 to Stanely. It is a bit easier than the other way around. Still there are a lot of stairs non stop going up. Bring enough water as no...  more »

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