The Yanqing Great Wall is one of our favourite remote stretches of wall, and the hike we do out there has a good amount of up and down along the way.
The wall out there was built during the early Ming Dynasty, perhaps on top of even older wall, and much of it is not in good shape. For most of the walk we followed a trail beside the wall.
We were a bit worried about the weather – much of the hike is quite high up – especially as it was raining in Beijing that morning. But there wasn’t rain (or snow!) out there, and, while it was around 3°C most of the day, it didn’t feel too cold as long as we were walking!
Below you’ll see a few photos from the hike – Great Wall, brown hills and mountains in the distance, overcast skies, and the nice warm restaurant where we finished up!