On The Beaten Track – Accessible Hikes In Hong Kong (Part 3)

THE PEAK CIRCLE WALK

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You can take (accessible) bus 15 from Exchange Square MTR Hong Kong Station. This walk winds around the highest point on Hong Kong island and has some of Hong Kong’s most panoramic views. You may start  outside the Peak Café and roll around for about one and a half hours (the walk is a perfect circle). In one or two places there is a slight climb and the wheelchair may need a slight push. The most striking views of Victoria Harbour reaching all the way round to Aberdeen provides a panorama of sights, along with intriguing, sometimes abandoned and sometimes grandiose and stately homes. Parts of the path are criss-crossed by aerial root systems between the trees that make you duck a little. It is a shady and peaceful walk.  The walk can begin in Lugard Road, built in 1913 and named after the fourteenth Hong Kong governor.  One nice spot to stop at is the waterfall at Mount Austin playground. About twenty minutes in you will come to the Lugard Road look out, which is a good place to rest and view the panorama.  Harlech Road will then take you back to the Peak Tower  You can also do the walk in reverse and if you choose late afternoon you will see a galaxy of shimmering lights.

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