Wilson Trail (Section 2)Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Lam Tin
The hiking trail starts from Hong Kong Parkview and is next to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir, which was built in 1899 and is one of the six reservoirs before the war. You can then amble away from the serenity of the Southern District into the mountains of the Eastern District. We, when in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, may not be aware that the city is surrounded by mountains. Viewing from Jardine’s Lookout, you will see the towering skyscrapers, which have become miniatures, among the mountains, just like the local commuters who hope to squash into the train, Victoria Harbour. After trekking around Mount Butler Quarry, which stopped operation in 1991, you will see several rows of stoves made of red bricks upon arrival at the section which overlaps Quarry Bay Tree Walk. These stoves were built by the British Forces in preparation for a long battle against the enemy troops during WWII, but they did not come into play in the end. These stoves, as did the Osborn monuments at the start point, witnessed the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941.