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Ever since I returned from my 20 month walk along the Great Wall, I have received a lot of inquiries on how to walk the Great Wall. Anything from what equipment to bring, to how to get the right visa, which tour guides to use etc. ​


My name is Robert Loken, I'm the owner of Great Wall tips.

Ever since I was a young boy, I had a big appetite for adventure. At a young age, it would be playing with friends and scouts in the nearby forest. Later, I set my eyes on what seemed as long distance walks at the time.​

The summer of 1987 I walked the Pennine Way in the UK. I spent the night at a youth hostel. I found myself looking at some old pictures of another wall on the other side of the earth. At that moment a dream to walk the entire Great Wall of China started to grow in me.

21 years later, I finally took the biggest step of my life. I quit my job, sold my house, car and all my furniture. After several months of planning, I said goodbye to friends, family and my (then) girlfriend to follow the dream of walking the entire length of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall.