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Bricks In The Wall hike, 2019/09/17

Bricks in the Wall hike, 2016/09/17

This is a hike we don’t do too often, and if you push us we might admit to getting a little bit off the trail a few times on this visit. Still, we got to the end eventually, and it was a fun hike to do in a rather remote area of Miyun District.

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Camping Switchback Great Wall, 2017/09/16-17

Camping Switchback Great Wall, 2017/09

We had perfect weather for this two-day camping trip on the Great Wall—see 26 photos from the campsite and Great Wall.

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Zhenbiancheng and Big Camp Plate Great Wall

Zhenbiancheng and Big Camp Plate Great Wall, 2017/9/16

The Zhenbiancheng to Big Camp Plate hike is one of our best long trails, following a rough line of early Ming Dynasty Great Wall through the mountains northwest of Beijing.

The day started out foggy, but a big wind came along to blow the skies clear – click though to check out a set of 35 photos from the hike.

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Tanzhe Temple, 2017/09/15

Abandoned Village and Tanzhe Temple trip, 2017/09/15

As a special trip for a school we took a walk about an abandoned village and then we headed to Tanzhe Temple for a tour—see thirty-three photos from the village and the temple.

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Photos from Hike Fest 2017

Photos from Hike Fest 2017

On September 9 we completed the fourth edition of our Hike Fest, again with the 24km/30km Challenge, and the 10km Hike for Fun.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/09/07

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2017/09/07

See nineteen photos from a hot-weather hike at the Gubeikou Great Wall.

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Great Wall Spur, 2017/09/06

Great Wall Spur, 2017/09/06

We had perfectly blue skies and long views on this hike along the Great Wall Spur—see a set of 18 photos.

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Yellow Grass Plateau and Seven Towers, 2017/09/02

Yellow Grass Plateau and Seven Towers, 2017/09/02

See nineteen photos from our hike up to Yellow Grass Plateau and the Seven Towers, way out in the mountains of Mentougou District.

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Immortal valley, 2017/08/25

Immortal valley, 2017/08/25

A set of photos from a teambuilding trip to Immortal Valley—beautiful blue skies, and great scenery.

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Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2017/08/24

Huanghuacheng to the Walled Village, 2017/08/24

A set of 11 photos from our Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike, featuring green hills and a big blue sky over the Great Wall.

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White River hike, 2017/08/20

White River hike, 2017/08/20

Twenty-five photos from a walk down the White River, one of our favourite hikes for summer.

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Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province, 2017/08/11-12

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province, 2017/08

Twenty-five photos from our August 2017 trip to the Bashang Grasslands—hiking, horses, BBQ, and big blue skies.

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White River hike, 2017/08/06

White River hike, 2017/08/06

The White River hike is one of our favourite summer walks – the views are excellent, and you can cool down by splashing about in the water.

The only problem is that summer in Beijing is also the most rainy time of the year, which sometimes spoils the river walks – either it rains, or the river level is too high to be safe.

No such problem on this visit! Click through to see the photos!

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall , 2017/08/06

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall Hike, 2017/08/06

The weather was perfect for this walk on the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng – blue skies, green hills, and great views of the wall and natural scenery.

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Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/7/29

Stone Valley Great Wall, 2017/7/29

We’ve got a few trails on the wall in this area, and on this hike we did the version that makes a loop from Stone Valley village, hiking up roads and paths to find the Great Wall, and then following the wall back towards the village to finish.

The scenery was superb on this visit – lush, green hills, and long views of the Great Wall and surrounding mountains.

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White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/20

White River Ice Hike, 2018/01/20

In Brief: See 40+ photos from a hike down the frozen White River—clear ice, black water, cliffs and canyons, and plenty of sunshine.

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