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I want to "do something" for my 40th. Walk up a mountain or something

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newrecruit Tue 06-Jan-15 22:13:14

Actually I'm not sure about mountain but I'd like to do something with a couple of friends.

Stay in a nice B&B and maybe walk across something, round something, up something.

Any suggestions. I'm after breathtaking views and a feeling of achievement, but don't necessarily need Iron Man.

OccamsLadyshave Tue 06-Jan-15 22:18:49

Sounds lovely. Do you mean in uk? what time of year?


MegBusset Tue 06-Jan-15 22:19:59

Snowdon is pretty easy to walk up (the "tourist path"). And Snowdonia is stunning.

bonhomme Tue 06-Jan-15 22:20:51

How about the Lake District? Can recommend you a fab B&B and a mountain walk in the area that I think would fit the bill if you are interested

BrightestAndBest Tue 06-Jan-15 22:21:21

The waterfalls walk in Ingleton?
One of the three peaks?

ToodlesMcToodles Tue 06-Jan-15 22:23:25

What about white water rafting? Did this with my 2 BFF's for our 30th and we had a right laugh. Google outdoor adventure places near you and book for a nice meal later that night.

Onetwothreeoops Tue 06-Jan-15 22:23:29

What about climbing the O2? here

hmc Tue 06-Jan-15 22:23:33

this is what I would do -that's if 40 hadn't already been and gone

ThePerUnaBomber Tue 06-Jan-15 22:23:54

Cycle round the Isle of Wight path. It's my goal for turning 40! (That and a gigantic new tattoo)

PacificDogwood Tue 06-Jan-15 22:25:38

Walk over hot coals?

Swim with dolphins?

Do a ski-dive?

What kind of thing floats your boat?

I'd want to walk up Kilimandjaro for my 50th grin

PacificDogwood Tue 06-Jan-15 22:26:08

Sky-dive - A/C know what I want better than I do; again hmm

hmc Tue 06-Jan-15 22:26:17

Or London to Brighton bike ride?

magimedi Tue 06-Jan-15 22:30:31

I'm hitting a bigger birthday than you this year, OP. (add 20 years).

Personally I would like Juan Martin del Potro to be my challenge! (For a whole night)

Pacific - swimming with dolphins is not very nice for the poor dolphins.

MegBusset Tue 06-Jan-15 22:36:48

The three peaks challenge isn't that great for the mountains - we were at Wasdale Head last summer and sadly the paths and local facilities were in a filthy state due to three-peakers (lots of litter, toilets left in a truly revolting state etc). Best pick one peak and treat it with the respect it deserves smile

PacificDogwood Tue 06-Jan-15 22:39:26

magi, no, I know, I was a bit facetious - sorry.
Trying to figure out what kind of thing the OP would be interested in.

I'm sure Juan would find your challenge very nice grin

I did a 2 day sky-diving course in the Trossachs several years ago - it was great, v thorough and finished with 2 solo-jumps. V nice country house hotels around the place too.
That kind of thing?

newrecruit Tue 06-Jan-15 22:47:58

3 peaks sounds good (I'm not a litterbug smile)

Or the Lake District.

I'm not really an adrenaline junkie and terrified of flying!

mummymeister Wed 07-Jan-15 10:58:15

zip wire? learning a new skill? walking the south west coast path - that's what I would like to do. all the canals in Birmingham on a barge?

BlueChampagne Thu 08-Jan-15 13:19:41

Isle of Man coast path is 95 miles, so you'd need a few nice B&Bs ... and you can go on the ferry.

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