25 Marker stone on Peel Rise [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

25 Marker stone on Peel Rise [????- ]

If you're walking the Hong Kong trail in a clockwise direction, you'll see this stone where it meets Peel Rise. The stone is on the opposite side of Peel Rise.

The stone is mostly buried in concrete and tarmac, so it's not possible to see if anything is engraved on the sides. The top is engraved with '<- 25 ->', with the arrows pointing along the direction of Peel Rise.

Comments

Thanks to T for taking the following photos. (T, I've moved them over here to be with the place for this marker stone.)


We would need some tools to uncover the sides.

Best Regards,

T

Hi there,

I was there again last weekend and suddenly realized '<--- 241' is engraved on one of the visible sides.  It was not clear enough in my previous picture so I am putting an updated one here:

The footpath is just to the left of the stone.  I don't know why am I so blind prevously.  That's the same footpath that I went bush wacking late last year.  A section of route 241 is visible if you look up from the catch water along the Island Trail.  You should be able to see the short pilars and chains up there.  That's where I nearly slipped and might have tumbled down while passing through.

At that location along the catch water there is a bridge and some steps on the other side, which is actually a service path for HKE engineerings.

Best Regards,

T

Hi Thomas,

I've seen it marked on the map, and even had a peer along the start of the path, but haven't walked it yet. How clear is it as you get further along? A winter-only scramble, or a clear walk suitable for summer too?

regards, David

Hi there,

I was there in early spring.   It was not that wet, but I nearly slipped in one of the streams.  There are at least three streams/gullies along the path.  Summer should be OK if it had been dry for a while.  Definitely a no-no in rainy seasons.  It should be easier in late autumn though.

Last time I did not start besides the marker stone.  Instead I took another path to the west of the pavilion nearby, which intersected route 241.  But from there I went through till 241 joined route 24 again.

I think only HKE maintenance workers use part of that path now.

Best Regards,

T

Hi there,

Checked my photo records again and found I was there on 21st November 2010 instead, not early spring.

Thanks & Best Regards,

T

Thanks Thomas, I'll save that one for the winter too!

regards, David