Mùtiányù (慕田峪) is a recently renovated stretch of Wall that sees a lot of tourists and is fairly easy to reach from Běijīng. It’s also well set up for families, with a cable car, a chairlift and a hugely popular toboggan ride. Far fewer tour groups come here than go to Bādálǐng, so the crowds are much more manageable.
Zhuàngdàokǒu (撞道口), a small village just over the hill to the east of Huánghuā Chéng, has access to a rarely visited and completely unrestored section of ‘wild Wall’. It’s also possible to hike over to Huánghuā Chéng on a restored section from here, although few people do this – surprising, considering how straightforward it is.