Yin Ngam Stream (P)


27 Jul 2003

NT Middle

Trip Description

This is one of the cleanest streams in HK. There is no habitation in the upper stream. One can take a taxi directly from TaiPo KCR station to Shueng Wan Yiu(WJd) where the journey starts.
The 1:25000 government survey map provides a more accurate depiction of this stream.

Location 1
Altitude : 110M

Description : When you drop off the taxi and cross a short bridge, you will reach here. Walk along this concrete road, you will soon reach a village. On the right of the village, you will find a footpath leading you to Location 2.
Location 2
Altitude : 150M

Description : Here we go! This is the entrance of the stream.
Location 3
Altitude : 170M

Description : This small tree managed to crack a hard rock. It drills its stem through the very middle of the rock. The desire to live is stronger than a rock.
Location 4
Altitude : 195M

Description : There are many small pools like these in this stream.
Location 5
Altitude : 215M

Description : This is the highlight of this stream: The Pool of Rainbow Swallow (mP). This is the one and only one sizable water pool on this stream. It is cystal clear and is deep enough for a cozy dip. Its cascade is good for massaging your shoulders.

Location 6
Altitude : 300M

Description : Here is another small pool, you can get around either on its right of left.
Location 7
Altitude : 440M

Description : This stream is getting narrower because we are approaching the upper stream.
Location 8
Altitude : 570M

Description : Here is the exit of this stream which cut across a hiking trail.