Thought I'd start a resource thread on climbing/walking/hiking the Great Wall of China
Most people who have climbed the Great Wall once usually end up doing the Badaling section of the wall. I feel that this section is over-commercialized and over-restored and almost always too crowded.
There are many many different sections of the Great Wall both near and far away from Beijing ..... with varying levels of difficulties
I start ball rolling by adding a resource link dedicated to Great Wall walking and hiking
Great Wall Forum
and what the various sections that can be reached via Beijing on either a day or overnight trip
Near to Beijing sections of Great Wall
The various maps of different sections of the Wall
Various Great Wall Maps
Please continue adding on info ......... I'll contribute along the way too .......