Climb gently up Yue Kwong Road. The entrance of Aberdeen
Country Park is just a short distance away. The
starting point of the nature trail is on the east
bank of Lower Aberdeen Reservoir.
Lower Aberdeen Reservoir was originally a private reservoir built by a papermill. In 1930, it was surrendered to the government for modification into a "direct catchment" collect rain water from the nearby slopes.
This nature trail
offers panoramic views of Aberdeen, overlooking the
typhoon shelter, public housing estates and a catholic
convent full of Chinese architectural charm. The
catchwater stretching from east to west on the southern
slopes of Bennet's Hill, diverts stream water and
hill runoffs to the reservoir. These slopes that
depend on a catchment system are called "indirect
On trailside there
are a few dark-coloured pyroclastic rocks. They are
products of eruptive volcanic activities some 2 million
years ago, and contain minerals like feldspar, quartz
and biotite. Aberdeen is a habitat of Black-eared
Kites, so see if you can spot some of these handsome
raptors circling above. At the dam of the Upper Aberdeen
Reservoir, the trail ends.