New book launch by "Doc" Martin
Mark your diary.....OCT26... for Martin's new book launch: - The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong launch party.
Dr. Martin Williams is a writer, photographer and i'm sure you have read some of this articles in local media. He also produces superb video short programmes, and is the brains and brawn behind the excellent www.hkoutdoors.com - which was a fund of information and an inspiration for me, as I explored the natural world of Hong Kong.
So, please come join us at Cafe8 this Friday, 7pm, and maybe buy a book and come say hello.
More about the book here:
Hiking book on Hong Kong; mostly relatively easy routes.
Though renowned for its tightly packed high rises, thriving business centre and fast-paced city life, Hong Kong also has a greener, more tranquil side. Around forty per cent of the land area is country park, and even the most remote parts are seldom more than a couple of hours from the city.
Martin Williams has chosen 25 of the best day walks in this countryside. Combining journeys by car or public transport with walking, the trails take you through rugged hills and forested valleys, past reservoirs and waterfalls, temples and ageing villages, long abandoned forts and lonely islands.
Route maps illustrate the walks and Martin’s commentary and gorgeous photos bring each one vividly to life.
The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong by Dr. Martin Williams is one of those seminal hiking books that I’ve been waiting for. As the founder and organizer of one of world’s largest hiking groups, this book helps to expand my knowledge on information previously unknown to me about Hong Kong’s trails. I highly recommend this book to novice as well as experienced hikers or visitors who want to get a taste of what Hong Kong could offer on its heritage and outdoors. Happy Hiking!
SK Shum, Founder and Organiser, Hong Kong Hiking Meetup
Hong Kong’s hyper dense urban area is matched by areas of great wilderness, villages, mountains and long coastlines. Martin William’s day walks allow you to discover the best Hong Kong has to offer at a moment’s notice, and to return to urban life with renewed vigour and inspiration. With decades of experience wandering the trails and his photographer’s eye for details, the ’25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong’ is a must-bring guide for your next hike.
Paul Zimmerman, District Councillor and co-founder of Designing Hong Kong