Tai Tong Sweet Gum Tree Hike

Dear Natural History Society Members,

It has been a long time since we have been able to organise an outing, so we would like to invite you to join us for a festive walk in the woods to enjoy the beautiful late-autumn colours of the Sweet Gum Trees. Naturally, we will adhere to the Covid 19 regulations issued by HK Government regarding social distancing, hand sanitation and facial mask wearing.

The Itinerary for this Journey:

9:30am: Bus Pick-Up at Central Ferry Pier #7
9:50am: Bus Pick-Up at Kowloon Tong MTR Station EXIT D
Drop Off at Tai Tong (Wong Ngai Tun Tsuen)
Walk through Rural Villages before a gentle climb and a view above the farms in the Valley below.
Arrive Wong Ngai Tun Reservoir and continue on to join the Maclehose Trail Section 10.
This is an undulating dirt trail leading to the Sweet Gum Woods along Tai Tong paved road.
We will have a socially distanced picnic lunch at the BBQ site.
We will then take the paved Tai Lam Nature Trail back towards the coast and our bus home.
Approx 4:30pm: Pick Up Lung Yue Road
Total Distance: 13km

Cost of Journey (Inclusive of Bus Pick Up and Drop-Off)
Members: HKD $120
Guests: HKD $150

Please note: Due to Government’s order of assembly limit to 2 persons, keep social distance and avoid congregation of more than 2 persons anytime during the hike. Members will need to wear a mask when on the bus and when walking through the villages.

WHAT TO BRING:
Packed Lunch & Snacks
Festive Headwear/Jumpers are encouraged!!
1 Litre Water/Sports Drink MINIMUM
Sunscreen / Hat / Sunglasses
Waterproof Jacket/Umbrella (Just in case)
Insect Repellent
Hand Sanitiser
Appropriate Hiking Footwear/ Trainers (No Flip Flops / Open-Toe Sandals)
Hiking Stick (if required)
Any required medication along (eg. Inhaler/Epi-Pen).
Camera… and a smile..

Disclaimer: Hong Kong Natural History Society (HKNHS) is a social membership of like-minded individuals who appreciate Hong Kong’s natural countryside and welcomes all individuals. By joining any HKNHS event, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the event leaders, the organizers and any other participants in the walks from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries, death or damages arising thereof. Members and their guests join hikes at their own risk.

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