ABOUT THIS SITE This site is here to inform, excite and inspire our readers 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. ABOUT ROBERT LOKEN 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.