Introduction to Routing
Start from the Mirror Pool nearby the historic Wu Kau Tang Village, a 400-year old village still retaining its traditional Hakka style. Proceed along the Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail, you will then make an ascent to Ma Tau Fung and Kai Tsai Tung. After bypassing Mount Newland (Kwun Yam Tung), continue eastward to reach the steep Hung Shek Mun Au. Then cross Shek Nga Tau and Luk Wu Tung and head south to arrive at Tung Tau Chau Pier while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the reservoir along the way. Continue onwards to the main dam of Plover Cove Reservoir and arrive at Tai Mei Tuk to end the journey. Note: There are very few tree-lined paths on this route with some sections rugged and steep. Should avoid hiking on hot summer or rainy days.
Distance: Approx. 15.5 km Time: Approx. 7 hours Level of difficulty: 3 stars
Starting point: Wu Kau Tang Minibus Station
End point: Tai Mei Tuk Bus Terminus
Transportation: Take Green Minibus No. 20R from Tai Po Market Public Minibus Terminus and get off at Wu Kau Tang and walk to the starting point.
Return: Take bus or minibus at Tai Mei Tuk Bus Terminus to return to Tai Po.