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Field trip Lantau's SW Ridges

Bernie Owen
Sunday, 20 Mar 2011
Bernie Owen leads us on a trip around Lantau Island's SW ridges.


Professor Bernie Owen, coauthor of the authoritative guide Hong Kong Landscapes, leads our March field trip. Following several highly enjoyable geological walks, Professor Owen leads this field trip across the main ridge line of SouthWest Lantau, with spectacular coastal and mountain views, lecturing on the geology, geomorphology, zoology, botany and history of the route during the day.

The walk crosses the main ridge line of SouthWest Lantau, an area visited by relatively few walkers. The route starts at the Tai O Road Pass and ends in Tai O. The route crosses Kwun Yam Shan, Keung Shan and Nga Ying Shan during the excursion, which involves beautiful undulating ridges, a broad plateau area with a gentle ascent and one long zigzag descent on the north side of Lantau.

The trip allows participants to see rhyolite lavas and volcanic tuffs of the Jurassic Lantau period, variously formed between 146164 million years ago, some of which were confined to a collapsed volcano. The landscapes also reflect the influence of faulting and landslides and present spectacular coastal and mountain views, including the faultcontrolled Shek Pik Valley and nearby summits.

You have the option of joining the trip at City Hall, Central or at Tung Chung


meet at City Hall, Central
or meet at Tung Chung
Field trip
arrive at Tung Chung
or arrive at Central

11.30 – 16.30 (approx)


HK$200 for Members and $250 for Members’ guests

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