Ancient Stone Trails, Stone bridges and Waymarkers in HK
Thomas Ngan: Before Shek Pik Reservoir and the South Lantau Road were built, villagers travelled either by boat, or by ancient footpaths between major villages on Lantau. You might have heard a few months ago that some villagers of a few villages in the Tung Chung area blocked the footpath going through their villages. It was around the same month of the Oxfam Trailwalker event when Villagers of Sai Wan blocked a small section of the Maclehose Trail, forcing a detour for the event.
Some of these ancient boulder ways still exist today. You might like to take a look at this website for a bit more information about these tracks. https://sites.google.com/site/hongkongbouldertrackways/
Hugh Farmer: Guy Shirra who runs this excellent site has very kindly sent the image below.
This article was first posted on 14th February 2014.
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