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The Wilson Trail (衛奕信徑) is a 78km long-distance footpath in Hong Kong. It was named after David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, who was Governor of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1992. This is a list of some long-distance footpaths used for walking and hiking. ... David Clive Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, KT (born February 14, 1935) was a British administrator, diplomat and Sinologist. ... The Governor of Hong Kong (香港總督) was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


The trail is aligned north-south and runs from Stanley, in the south of Hong Kong Island to Nam Chung, in the northeastern New Territories. Of the four long-distance trails, the Wilson Trail is the newest. Since the trail crosses Victoria Harbour, it makes use of the MTR, Hong Kong's subway. Stanley Stanley or Chek Chu (Chinese: 赤柱; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: tsek3 tsyu3; Mandarin Pinyin: Chìzhù; literally means Bandits post or red pillar) is a village town and tourist attraction on the south of Hong Kong Island and part of the Southern District, Hong Kong. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (香港島, colloquially the Island side) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory, Victoria City, was founded. ... Nam Chung (hanzi : 南涌, pinyin : nán chong) is situated in the north eastern New Territories of Hong Kong, to the west of the Shataukok Hoi or Stirling Inlet, opposite the town of Shataukok. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... Victoria Harbour Part of the harbour being engulfed by reclamation off the shore of Central. ... Logo of the MTR corporation Causeway Bay station on the Island Line. ...


Sections

It is divided into 10 sections:

  1. Stanley to Wong Nai Chung
  2. Wong Nai Chung to Yau Tong
  3. Yau Tong to Tseng Lan Shue
  4. Tseng Lan Shue to Sha Tin Au - crossing Ma On Shan Country Park
  5. Sha Tin Au to Tai Po Road
  6. Tai Po Road to Shing Mun Reservoir
  7. Shing Mun Reservoir to Yuen Tun Ha
  8. Yuen Tun Ha to Kowloon Hang Shan
  9. Kowloon Hang Shan to Pat Sin Leng
  10. Pat Sin Leng to Nam Chung

Stanley Stanley or Chek Chu (Chinese: 赤柱; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: tsek3 tsyu3; Mandarin Pinyin: Chìzhù; literally means Bandits post or red pillar) is a village town and tourist attraction on the south of Hong Kong Island and part of the Southern District, Hong Kong. ... Yau Tong (油塘) is an area in the eastern New Kowloon, Hong Kong, locating between Lei Yue Mun and Lam Tin, and the east shore of Victoria Harbour. ... Some of Hong Kongs most dramatic scenery is to be found within the boundaries of the Ma On Shan Country Park. ... Shing Mun Reservoir (城門水塘) (also Jubilee Reservoir, 銀禧水塘) is a reservoir in Shing Mun, the area between Tsuen Wan and Sha Tin, of Hong Kong. ... Pat Sin Leng mountain range Pat Sin Leng (Chinese: 八仙嶺) is a mountain range in the New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Nam Chung (hanzi : 南涌, pinyin : nán chong) is situated in the north eastern New Territories of Hong Kong, to the west of the Shataukok Hoi or Stirling Inlet, opposite the town of Shataukok. ...

External link

  • http://parks.afcd.gov.hk/newparks/eng/hiking/wtrail/wtrail.htm

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Wilson (158 words)
The Mount Wilson Trail is a seven mile ride (downhill shuttle) composed primarily of singletrack with a very small amount of fireroad.
In addition, the trail is fairly narrow and often traverses the sides of steep hills leading to some precipitous exposure.
From this point on, the trail is generally less technical.
HPS Summit Signatures - Mount Wilson (772 words)
Wilson unsuccessfully drilled for oil, but was a leading figure in coaxing the "Big Four" to extend their Southern Pacific R.R. through Los Angeles rather than around it (1876).
When the trail was half completed in early Spring, he went the rest of the way on horseback through nearly impenetrable chaparral with William McKee.
This trail is cited (although the mountain is not) by the Wheeler, 1878).
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