One book to hike them all
– Hiking book on Hong Kong, by me; mostly relatively easy routes. Info, as for cover blurb:
Though renowned for its tightly packed high rises, thriving business centre and fast-paced city life, Hong Kong also has a greener, more tranquil side. Around forty per cent of the land area is country park, and even the most remote parts are seldom more than a couple of hours from the city.
Martin Williams has chosen 25 of the best day walks in this countryside. Combining journeys by car or public transport with walking, the trails take you through rugged hills and forested valleys, past reservoirs and waterfalls, temples and ageing villages, long abandoned forts and lonely islands.
Route maps illustrate the walks and Martin’s commentary and gorgeous photos bring each one vividly to life.
The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong by Dr. Martin Williams is one of those seminal hiking books that I’ve been waiting for. As the founder and organizer of one of world’s largest hiking groups, this book helps to expand my knowledge on information previously unknown to me about Hong Kong’s trails. I highly recommend this book to novice as well as experienced hikers or visitors who want to get a taste of what Hong Kong could offer on its heritage and outdoors. Happy Hiking!
SK Shum, Founder and Organiser, Hong Kong Hiking Meetup
Hong Kong’s hyper dense urban area is matched by areas of great wilderness, villages, mountains and long coastlines. Martin William’s day walks allow you to discover the best Hong Kong has to offer at a moment’s notice, and to return to urban life with renewed vigour and inspiration. With decades of experience wandering the trails and his photographer’s eye for details, the ’25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong’ is a must-bring guide for your next hike.
Paul Zimmerman, District Councillor and co-founder of Designing Hong Kong
Review in South China Morning Post includes:
“With a modern, colourful and thoughtfully designed layout and sized to fit into the pocket of a backpack, the 160-page guide will appeal to those new to exploring Hong Kong’s wilds and who are looking for a trusty companion on the city’s tried-and-tested walks.
Generously featured throughout the book, Williams’ excellent photographs show the city at its most vibrant, celebrating all manner of creatures and plants, and bringing life to his equally vivid writing.”
Published in October 2018.
Available in leading Hong Kong bookstores, including Bookazine; Swindon in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kelly and Walsh in Pacific Place and Landmark; Hong Kong Book Centre on Des Voeux Road Central; the University Bookstore at HKU; Joint Publishing, Chung Hwa Book Co and The Commercial Press stores; and Vibe in Mui Wo on Lantau.
Also from online stores including the Book Depository [with no charge for postage]: The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong.