Japanese Tunnel Sir Cecil's Ride [????- ]
This tunnel discovered by Craig:
I took a walk along Sir Cecil's ride at the weekend and came across a Japanese Tunnel. I found it near Breamar Hill, where there is a short cut with a ramp connecting to the Quarry Bay Jogging path. If you take the long way around, about half way I saw what appeared to be a blocked up tunnel. After some careful excavation (a few swift kicks) I managed to open up to very top to have a peek inside. I forgot to take my torch with me so I didn't get a good look. I also found what I believe was the other entrance on the other side of the hill, but it was concreted up.
Extra notes from HillWalker:
Hi CraigI found the tunnel entrance on Sir Cecil's Ride you described. My shiny new GPS (Christmas present to self) puts it at N22.28649 E114.20519. (I'll try to mark it on a map.) I stuck my camera in and took a couple of flash photos. The reflected flash washed out the image a bit, but you can clearly make out the smooth cut stone walls and curved roof. I took another one with torch only. It appears to extend at least 10 metres. Around the hill I found the other entrance as you described, blocked with cement.
I was about to go back this week armed with my torch to have a decent peek inside, however you've saved me a trip. From your photos it looks like the tunnel just goes straight across to the other side of the hill, with no side-chambers or other connecting tunnels. If you continue walking along Sir Cecil's Ride and join up with the Wilson Trail, then there is another small tunnel that is also blocked up. It is passed the second lot of Japanese Cooking stoves (between markers W017 -W018). I did take a couple of photos but there really isn't much to see and you cannot distinguish much.
Regarding your tunnel on Sir Cecil's Ride, it appears to go straight in about 5 to 10 metres, then I reckon it turns to the left. The other entrance seems a bit further on, so potentially there could be some nooks and crannies hidden in there. I guess it will remain a mystery until someone grabs a shovel to open up that entrance.