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I really enjoy the catchwater between Tai Tam and To Tei Wan on the Shek O peninsular. The route that I run is around 8,5 kilometers, but it depends on where you start the run. The catchwater itself is 7 kilometers based on the 500 meters markings given along the Hong Kong Trail. Start from Tai Tam village by the waterfront and run through the village towards the dam. At the bottom of the dam there is a bridge to cross the stream and then some steps up to the road level. Follow the road for about 150 meters to the corner (watch out as there is no pavement for this bit) and then drop down to the right onto the catchwater. You can follow the catchwater along to To Tei Wan where there is a small dai pai dong that sells drinks and very basic food such as fried noodles and fried rice (it is open at the weekends and public holidays). Along the catchwater the first section is generally tree covered and gives some great shade in the summer, as you progress along the catchwater there is not so much cover and there are some great views over towards Redhill and Stanley. The last half kilometer is on dirt trail down to the beach when the concrete catchwater finishes. If you have driven to Tai Tam then to get back, I normally run back along the catchwater, as the alternative is a climb up the steps to the Shek O road where the famous Dragon's Back walk finishes and a bus/taxi back to the start (don't think the road is suitable for running as there are some big busses along there and not much pavement). Other alternative starting places would be Parkview or Breamar Hill where you can easily run down to the Tai Tam reservoir and that would give you a much longer route.