I introduced the NT Cycle Network in my post entitled, Future Plans.
In that post, I spoke of my plan to hike the length of the Network in sections. Having now completed the Ma On Shan to Fotan section I wanted to knock the short leg between Fanling and Sheung Shui.
Take the MTR to Fanling and use Exit A2. Once at street level on Fanling Station Road, follow the cycle track around to the left. The route is quite easy and once out on San Wan Road you soon come to the junction with Jockey Club Road. It is along Jockey Club Road that we rejoin the cycle track. This involves crossing the road via the underpass.
As you exit the subway you meet up with the cycle track. Turn left and your are on the way.
The route takes you into another subway and here the cycle track branches off. You need to follow the signs to Fan Leng Lau. The route is not clearly marked so you need to be careful that you don’t take the wrong turning.
Fan Leng Lau
After this point it was fairly straightforward.
After you pass the Caltex station it becomes a bit more scenic.
The footpath disappears briefly.
To the right of the cycle track we came across the old gateway to a long disused property.
I can never resist the old trees with their amazing root systems.
Passing the turn off for Ling Shan Tsuen.
Approaching yet another underpass. The low wall on the right was a convenient place to sit and check the route map.
The pedestrian footbridge over Jockey Club Road. We were tempted to take it but the end of the journey was just a few metres down the track.
Approaching Lung Sum Avenue and the end of the Fanling to Sheung Shui leg of the NT Cycle Track.
Sheung Shui and Getting Home.
We crossed over the Jockey Club Road and spent some moments relaxing in the Sheung Shui Garden (No. 1). There are toilet facilities here should you need them. And then it was a short walk to the Sheung Shui MTR station along Lung Sum Avenue. There are restaurants and convenience stores along the way if you are in need of refreshments.
The Fanling to Sheung Shui leg of the NT Cycle Track was not particularly onerous and it did have a few nice surprises in the way of trees and old villages.
The next two legs, Sheung Shui to Yuen Long and Yuen Long to Tuen Mun are going to be a lot more challenging in terms of their distance. We hope to have them completed before the weather becomes too hot.
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