For adventurous children this is the perfect expedition, traversing the northern part of Lamma Island. You can start from either end of the route but most hikers begin at the island’s main town, Yung Shue Wan (ferries to Yung Shue Wan run roughly every half-hour from Central Ferry Pier four).
Once you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of Yung Shue Wan you’ll be surrounded by lush forests and fields on either side of the path. After about 20 minutes the trail reaches Hung Shing Yeh beach. Though not quite half-way, it’s a lovely spot to take a break before the rather steep ascent starts.
While it’s hilly, the entire route is paved, so there’s no slippery mud or ankle-twisting rocks. Also, there are a number of amazing views to keep the kids entertained – try a game of eye spy!
You’ll know you’re nearing the end of the scenic journey when you pass a cave that was once a hiding place for Japanese kamikaze boats. Soon, you'll be at Sok Ku Wan Village. We recommend celebrating the end of your hike with a feast at one of the many fantastic restaurants lining the village’s main thoroughfare, Seafood Street. From there, you can board a ferry from Sok Ku Wan straight back to Central.
Start point: Yung Shue Wan Village
End point: Sok Kwu Wan Village