Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village | Walking trails through chestnut orchards
Walking easy trails through chestnut orchards.

Kids Club: Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village

Explore the area between Zhuangdaokou and the Walled Village on a slow-paced walk.

Level 2
2–3 hours start to finish over 4–6km. (Can I do it?)

This hike is not currently scheduled

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Climb a valley trail to reach the Great Wall at Zhuangdaokou, stopping to explore the wall and surrounding area before an easy, mostly flat, walk over to the Walled Village.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:30 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:30 Start walking
11:30 Break at the Great Wall, picnic lunch
12:30 Walk over to the Walled Village, explore the Walled Village, free time
14:00 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
16:00 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Taking a break at a low point on the Great Wall
Taking a break at a low point on the Great Wall. (Click for larger image)

Things to do

While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do.

Explore the Great Wall: Climb up to the first tower at Zhuangdaokou for great views. Best for older kids.

Explore around the Great Wall: find leaves, feathers, chestnuts and more; investigate trees and terraces.

Explore the Walled Village: walk the narrow lanes of the Walled Village to find courtyard dwellings; climb up on to the walls for views inside.

Other: this is a farming area, and we often see donkeys, cornfields, lettuce patches, and farmers working the chestnut orchards. We'll supply a worksheet we made for the Cub Scouts that includes things to do and look out for.

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

The gate of the Walled Village at Yaoziyu
The gate of the Walled Village at Yaoziyu. (Click for larger image)

Participation notes

Safety and supervision: we choose hikes that are not dangerous, and we’ll warn you about any parts of the hike that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children. We’ll let you know where’s good to play.

Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle. Ask us about bringing your car seat, as certain seats might not fit.

Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the hike.

Food: bring your own picnic lunch. We’ll supply some snacks and water for you.

More photos

Easy trails near the Walled Village
Easy trails near the Walled Village. (Click for larger image)
Hiking up to the wall from Zhuangdaokou Village
Hiking up to the wall from Zhuangdaokou Village. (Click for larger image)
A donkey near one of the villages
A donkey near one of the villages. (Click for larger image)

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Photos and trip reports: Kids Club: Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village

  1. Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village, 2018/10/03

    Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village, 2018/10/03

    Our hike from Zhuangdaokou to the Walled Village is one of the easiest we have, although there's an option to make it more difficult by exploring the Great Wall mid-way—see 17 photos from an October holiday visit.

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