This book describes a suggested walking route from Lands End to John O'Groats broken down into 69 daily stages. It also gives a little of the history of Lands End to John O'Groats walking and some good planning advice.
Each days walk is given about one page describing the general route, a bit of the local history, a route diagram, tourist information and youth hostel phone numbers, and a few small back and white photographs.
It,s a very readable book, well laid out, and strikes a good balance between including information and not becoming too cumbersome to carry in your rucksac.
It is a book to be used along with an map and does not replace a map, the diagrams only indicating the general line of the route.
The described route avoids the more common coastal route through Devon and Cornwall instead following paths, tracks,country lanes and canals to Bath. Then instead of the Offas Dyke path, follows a more direct route via the Cotswold,Severn, and Worcestershire ways to Edale and the start of the Pennine way. After the Pennine Way the route skirts Edinburgh then uses the Forth and Clyde canal to reach the start of the West Highland Way followed by the Great Glen Way to Inverness, it finishes up the east coast to John O'Groats.
All the likely alternatives - north or south Cornwall coastal paths, Offas Dyke path, through the Grampians etc, are mentioned at the appropriate point in the text. The author is quite clear that his is a route chosen from many possible lines.
I would recommend that anyone thinking of doing this walk or sections of it reads this book. It is an excellent guide to planning a walk using all or part of the route described.