Author(s): Helen Shaw
Could you complete the iconic walk from Land's End to John O'Groats? And even if you could, would it be worth it? What would you see on the way? Middle-aged professional photographer Helen Shaw and her partner Bob set off with those questions in mind and were blown away by the experience. They divided their journey into 7 stages to fit around work and family commitments and completed it in 81 days. On the way, Helen took stunning photographs of the route: coastal paths, meadowland, country lanes, moors and woods; of the wildlife, buildings and points of interest in villages, towns and even cities. With disarming frankness she and Bob touch on the highs and lows of the adventure, their reactions to it, the surprising discoveries and the sheer joy of getting to know Britain in a completely new way. This book will encourage walkers of all abilities to set off from Cornwall to Caithness, and Helen's photographs of the journey will be an inspiration to them.