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Sha Lo Tung Stone Bridge 沙螺洞石橋
Hong Kong

沙螺洞 沙螺洞,又寫作沙羅洞,是位於香港新界大埔區的一個盆地,佔地超過80公頃。整個盆地被八仙嶺郊野公園環抱,原有三條傳統客家村落,分別是張屋、沙螺洞老圍和李屋。沙螺洞是香港唯一的淡水濕地,擁有良好的自然環境、香港接近六成半的蜻蜓品種,以及三成半蝴蝶物種,故被列為具特殊科學價值地點。「鶴藪」的「藪」字很有趣,數字上面加個「草花頭」,是聚集或大澤的意思,「鶴藪」可會是鶴聚居的地方?坐車入鶴藪,沿路不見鶴,倒看到一條村,叫鶴藪圍。鶴藪圍的開村祖姓鄧,原本住在沙頭角禾坑,二百多年前,他卻與家人遷居鶴藪,形成今日的村落。村落位置偏僻,即使有專線小巴行走,也要半小時才一班,但它卻不是身處深山無人識,在六十、七十年代,沒有人未聽過「鶴藪白」,就是鶴藪出產的白菜,菜身肉厚又腍甜,食家們都趨之若鶩。據說,當時在鶴藪,家家戶戶都種「鶴藪白」,並為此菜而自豪;但八十年代打後,農業式微,正宗的「鶴藪白」也消失了。  下車後前行五分鐘,就是鶴藪水塘的閘口,閘口只是一條橫欄而已。這個建於1968年的小水塘,容量很小,只供灌溉用。沿閘後的斜路直上,便站在水壩上。環視四周,你才發現,小水塘原來被高山環抱着,未注水前是山與山之間的低谷位,在前方加把閘,便把水留住成為水塘,而水塘把周邊的綠色倒影水中,成為美景。  水壩右方有一道樓梯,拾級而上,眼前出現的山路,正是通往大埔沙螺洞的古道。此古道並非全由石塊砌成,石塊路時斷時有,不知原先就是這樣,抑或是部分石塊損毀了?這條半山古道,似山間小徑,沿路滿是樹影間灑下的光點,由於不用上高落低,路倒是非常好走。昔日有不少沙頭角、打鼓嶺的居民踏足其上,因為鶴藪是新界東北人出大埔必經之路,而大埔早在明朝時已經有墟巿,到清光緒年間,大埔太和墟更是新界東最大的墟巿。沙螺洞及鶴藪的生態及人文環境. 沙螺洞村口的荒田,可見沙螺洞的平地相當多. 下雨後村路成為澤國,卻是水生昆蟲的臨時生境. 溪內滿不長同類形的植物.

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