Sheung Yiu Country Trail begins at the end of Pak Tam
Chung Nature Trail. A20-minute walk will take you
to the starting point from Tai Mong Tsai Road Many
hikers visit the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum and lime
kiln before setting off.
Apart from the
gentle climb at the beginning section, this trail
is a fairly level route. Soon, Hei Tsz Wan comes
into view on the right. Farther out are Wong Yi Chau
and Yim Tin Tsai, set against the turquoi each of
Tsam Chuk Wan. Through the valley, the trail reaches
the campsites at Po Kwu Wan and Yuen Ng Fan (Nam
Fung Wan) where you can enjoy the dreamy seascapes
of Kau Sai Chau and Tai Tau Chau.
Opposite to Nam
Fung Wan is a grassy glade. Formerly a Vietnamese
refugee camp, the site has been cleared with all
cottages demolished. A further walk of 20 minutes
to Sai Kung Man Yee Road, where the trail ends, shows
the splendid High Island Reservoir.
is the largest one in the territory. Work began in
1971 and the great project took 7 years to complete.
It entailed building two dams: the East Dam facing
the Pacific Ocean and the West Dam overlooking Port
Shelter. The eastern cofferdam was added with more
than 7,000 pieces of 25-tonne dolosse units to keep
the surging waves from South China Sea at bay.