Blue Skies Guide: 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong
Discovering Hong Kong’s greener side, these 25 walks guide you through rugged hills, forested valleys, reservoirs and waterfalls, temples and ageing villages, long abandoned forts and lonely islands. The length of each walk is listed at the beginning and an introduction describes its character. Details on accessing the walk are given, and the author’s commentary accompanied by his atmospheric photographs bring each one vividly to life. Detailed maps illustrate the route.
Martin Williams, originally from Yorkshire, UK, and based in Hong Kong since 1987, is a writer and photographer, as well as a nature tour leader and ecological consultant, with a strong interest in wildlife and conservation issues including global warming. He’s written numerous articles for magazines including BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife and Reader’s Digest. He’s the author of Enchanting Hong Kong and co-produced the nature film Explore Wild Hong Kong.
“”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 the world’s largest hiking groups, this book helps to expand my knowledge with information previously unknown to me about Hong Kong’s trails. I highly recommend it 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’s book allows you to discover the best Hong Kong has to offer at a moment’s notice, and return to urban life with renewed vigour and inspiration. With his photographer’s eye for details and decades of wandering the trails, “The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong” is a must-bring guide to your next hike.”
– Paul Zimmerman, District Councillor and co-founder of Designing Hong Kong
Specifications • 180 x 128 mm (7 x 5”) • 160 pages • 50,000 words approx. • 100 photographs
• ISBN 978-1-912081-76-9
• £12.99 (UK), A$29.99 (Australia), paperback, available