紅花嶺 Robin's Nest

abandonedabandonedRobin’s Nest, Lin Ma Hang Lead Mines


Route
Tan Shui Hang>Shan Tsui Village Road>MacIntosh Forts (Pak Kung Au)>Lin Ma Hang Lead Mines>MacIntosh Forts (Kong Shan)>Robbin’s Nest>Wo Keng Shan Road>Loi Tung Tsuen

Recommendation
★★★★☆

Difficulty
★★★★★

Length
13 KM

Duration
6 hours

Support
No

Transport
Start Point
Bus (KMB) No. 78K (Link Click Here), alighting at Tan Shui Hang
End Point
Bus (KMB) No. 78K (Link Click Here)

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Robin’s Nest is the highest mountain in northern New Territories, with a height of 492 meters. Robin’s Nest was included the Frontier Closed Area, which was not allowed to access for non-permit holder until 2012. Most of the area of Robin’s Nest have been opened for public after 2012, but some them are still restricted such as Lin Ma Hang Road nearby Lin Ma Hang Village.

For the boundary history and the unique scenery of abandoned lead mine in Lin Ma Hang, Robin’s Nest has attracted many hikers to explore, it has been developed some clear hiking trail for Robin’s Nest, even Robin’s Nest does not have any official hiking trail yet, the public has developed some clear hiking paths with sufficient robins to direct, but part of the trail are dirt paths and overgrown, long pants is recommended; the length of the trail is quite long and no water supply in the whole trip, ensure to bring enough water and snack.

Get off at Tan Shui Hang

Walk along Shan Tsui Village Road

Turn to the dirt path on the left side

Turn right at this fork, and keep walking right side at the other forks afterward

At this fork, turn right to visit MacIntosh Forts (Pak Kung Au)

MacIntosh Forts (Pak Kung Au)
Seven numbers of MacIntosh Forts were built at the border with China between 1949 and 1953 to against illegal immigrants. They have been listed as Grade II historic buildings since 1997.

Back track to this fork again, turn left to continue the trail

Choose right side at the forks afterward

Cross a stream

The abundant San Kwai Tin Village

Cross a broken bridge

The Ruins of Lin Ma Hang Lead Mines

Very close to border of China

Turn left at this fork to the main mine

The Ruins of Lin Ma Hang Lead Mines

The entrance of the main mine

The main mine of abandoned Lin Ma Hang Lead Mines

After the warning sign, there is a fork again, turn left to the Robbin’s Nest
Turn right to the MacIntosh Forts (Kong Shan) first

MacIntosh Forts (Kong Shan)

This staircase to the Lin Ma Hang Village, but I walked back track to Robbin’s Nest in this blog

Walk uphill after the warning sign to Robbin’s Nest

At this juction to Robbin’s Nest, the way straight forward is the end point Loi Tung Tsuen
Turn right to Robbin’s Nest first

The summit of Robbin’s Nest, with a height of 492 meters
Back track to the junction to Wo Keng Shan Road and Loi Tung Tsuen afterward

Concrete service road to connect Wo Keng Shan Road

Walk forward along Wo Keng Shan Road to Loi Tung Tsuen, there is bus stop here

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