The weather was perfect for this walk on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall – cold but not too cold, and lovely and clear.
On the drive to the start of the hike we passed a section of Great Wall that dipped down into a reservoir. We’d be hiking down that part of wall to finish the walk, but it would take us a while to get to that point – we had quite a lot of hiking to do before we would be back there.
We also had quite a lot of hiking to do to get to the wall itself!
First we hiked up into the hills, stopping for a look at a Ming Dynasty-era barracks.
Then we climbed a big hill, passing through forests and farmland before a steep climb up to the top.
From the top we were on the wall almost all the way to the end, starting on unrestored ‘wild’ wall, and finishing on a restored section before finally arriving at that same section by the reservoir.