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School Guidelines - for planning and implementing outdoor/ fieldwork activities at Country Parks

The hiking trails and educational facilities in Country Parks offer diversified outdoor learning opportunities for students to explore our natural assets. To enjoy a safe and environmentally friendly excursion, teachers are advised to refer to the following Guidelines and give a briefing to students to arouse their awareness on hiking safety before conducting outdoor activities in country parks.

Safety

[Guidelines to School Field Trips]
  1. Teachers are advised to refer to the “Guidelines on Outdoor Activities” issued by the Education Bureau before conducting outdoor activities with students in country parks.
  2. Please click here to download the “Country Park Hiking Safety Guidelines”.
  3. Please click here to obtain online information about Mobile Coverage of Hiking Trails in Country Parks from the Office of the Communications Authority.
  4. Please click here for Hiking Trail information.
  5. Please click here for country parks barbecue sites, campsites and mountain bike trail information.

Countryside Code

  1. Do not vandalize natural features.
  2. Do not litter.
  3. Do not pollute water.
  4. Do not destroy vegetation, wildlife and their habitats.
  5. Do not light fire except in designated barbecue areas and campsites.
  6. Do not erect tent or shelter except in designated barbecue areas and campsites.
  7. Do not hunt or take away wildlife and plants.
  8. Do not feed wild animals.
  9. Do not cycle on non-designated mountain bike trail.
  10. Vehicular permit from AFCD / other relevant departments is required for driving within country parks.
  11. A permit is required from AFCD / other relevant departments if any sporting competition, public speech, commercial or fundraising activities is to be held in country parks.
  12. Respect villagers and do not damage private properties, crops and livestock.
  13. Respect other visitors and keep the noise down.
  14. Protect countryside and preserve the natural landscape.
[Guidelines to School Field Trips]

Protect Countryside, Support Waste Reduction
To maintain the naturalness of our countryside, you can help to make economical use of resources by reducing, reusing and recycling materials during hiking. Here are some environmentally friendly tips.

  1. Bring your own dining utensil. Avoid using disposable utensils.
  2. Bring your own water bottle. Avoid using disposable plastic water bottles.
  3. Use handkerchiefs instead of tissues.
  4. Bring fresh food. Buy less packaged food.
  5. Avoid wasting food, bring enough food and take packed food or fruit as alternatives.
  6. Bring your own garbage bags. Separate wastes and bring to large refuse collection point for recycling or disposal.
  7. Wash and reuse durable and reusable materials such as barbecue forks.

Education Resources

  1. “Nature in Touch” School Education Programme
  2. Geopark

Telephone numbers of Country Park Ranger Offices/ Fire Control Centre
(Enquiry for hiking routes during office hours)

Sai Kung 2792 3730
Hong Kong 2552 7907
Central 2429 7247
Lantau 2988 8927
West District 2477 4896
North District 2662 5015
Fire Control Centre 2720 0777 (24 hour hill fire reporting hotline)



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Last Review Date : 29 January 2016