40@40 – The Peaks, Puddles and Passes Round, Langdale, May 2021

To mark my 40th birthday in May 2021, I devised a route around the Lakeland fells taking in 40 ‘checkpoints’ that were either a summit, a tarn/puddle, or a pass. The route itself evolved in the months prior to my run and in the end it I was so pleased with it. The route had plenty of variation and I had a great day out in lovely cool but clear weather with 5 star support from my brother, Andy Berry, and Ollie the Collie. It was the furthest single day distance that I had achieved in the mountains and all in all a great way to mark my birthday. I would be more than happy to share the checkpoints and route if anyone would like to repeat the round as a challenge for themselves or just a nice training run.