Hiker Badge (Stage I)

The 64EK Company is currently working towards the Hiker (Stage I) Badge.  This post records some of the details required and where to get the information needed (in English) to complete the badge.

The Hong Kong Country Code can be found here and is pictured below for your convenience.

The Hong Kong Country Code

The Hong Kong Country Code

You must also record what to wear and what equipment to take hiking in Hong Kong conditions.  If you’re stuck, have a look here at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website all about hiking in Hong Kong.  Remember, water is VERY important.

Below are the hikes we’ve undertaken:

Hike #1 – High Junk Peak Country Trail, Clear Water Bay (8 Oct 2012) 4km approx.  Purpose: to view Clear Water Bay and Tsueng Kwan O at night and observe levels of light pollution(Want to do it? Check out this page)

Hike #2 – Tai Po Kau Blue Trail, Tai Po Kau (24 Nov 2012) 6km approx.  Purpose: to view and sketch trees and leaves and make bark/leaf rubbings OR to get into the ‘wild’!  (Want to do it?  Check out this page)

Hike #3 – Trio Beach, Pak Sha Wan (28 Jan 2013) 6km approx.  Purpose: to use your senses to experience nature.  (Want to do it? Check out this page)

Hike #4 – TBC!  This will allow those who missed one of the hikes to still be assessed for the badge

Guides, remember you should also list the proposed route and programme (i.e. start at carpark here and walk along ridge to there, eat snack at beach, return the same way, etc)

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul.”

Quoted at Hike #3: John Muir – mountain man who was instrumental in setting up Yosemite National Park.


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We are English speaking Girl Guides in Sai Kung, Hong Kong
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2 Responses to Hiker Badge (Stage I)

  1. Check out a report of the hike in Tai Po Kau here: https://guidesinsaikung.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/98/ – a monkey steals a sandwich!

  2. Pingback: Hiking High Junk Peak Country Trail | Guides in Sai Kung

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