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Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

In Brief: Thirteen photos from a hike from the Walled Village to the Great Wall and then up and over to the Little West Lake.

Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

Gathering in a tower on the Huanghuacheng Great Wall.

We started the hike at the village called Yaoziyu, and the Ming dynasty Barrack was just located middle of the village, and few old houses inside. The hike was not very long but some part was very steep and slippery, about 2 hours walk on the wall, we have arrived the highest watch tower.

On this hike we followed part of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall towards the reservoir at the Little West Lake.

We walked in to the Walled Village (originally a Ming Dynasty barracks) and then hiked field trails to get on to the wall at Zhuangdaokou.

From there we followed a steep and unrepaired section up into the mountains, heading for the towers above the Little West Lake reservoir.

After a look about the Walled Village we started the hike with a stroll through the village gardens - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

After a look about the Walled Village we started the hike with a stroll through the village gardens.

On a farm trail up through the chestnut orchards - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

On a farm trail up through the chestnut orchards.

We got on the wall here, a restored part - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

We got on the wall here, a restored part.

These lot were filming something here on the wall - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

This group were filming something here on the wall.

We weren’t totally sure what they were filming, but those don’t look like authentic Ming Dynasty cushions - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

Not sure about the historical authenticity of those Ming Dynasty cushions.

At the top of the stairs the repaired section ends and we’re on the ‘wild’ wall - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

At the top of the stairs the repaired section ends and we’re on the ‘wild’ wall.

Starting the climb - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

Starting the climb.

Following the red ribbons - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

Following the red ribbons.

Our hike would take us up to the highest point in the background - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

Our hike would take us up to the highest point in the background.

We detoured around a dangerous section - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

We detoured around a dangerous section.

We reached the top section - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

The top section, about halfway on the hike.

Enjoying the sun before continuing towards the Little West Lake - Walled Village to the Little West Lake, 2017/3/09

Enjoying the sun before continuing towards the Little West Lake.

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