Personal Information


Sue Viccars


2 Steward Cottages






TQ13 8SD


01647 441174

Mobile Telephone Number

07759 195757

Email Address


Specialist Activities

Writer, editor, photographer

Specialist Areas

Dartmoor, Exmoor, SW England

Professional Details

Short Biography

Freelance outdoor writer and editor, specialising in SW England, especially Dartmoor/Exmoor. Former commissioning editor for all outdoor/equestrian subjects for David & Charles publishers. Has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, two sons

Professional Activities

Former freelance packager, producing books for Aurum, Constable, Harper Collins, Timber Press; Editing, proof-reading, writing, publishing, book reviews, photography; Regular editing/proofing work for a wide range of publishers, including Cicerone Press, Constable and Fox Chapel (USA).; Articles for national and local magazines on wide range of places/outdoor activities (eg Country Life, Outdoor Enthusiast, Beautiful Britain, BBC Countryfile magazine, Active Dartmoor); Former editor of Dartmoor the Country Magazine (Halsgrove); Regular walks feature writer for Exmoor Magazine; Co-owner and editor of Dartmoor Magazine (Blackingstone Publishing)

Recent Publications

50 Walks in Devon (AA, revised 2008); Short Walks Dartmoor (Jarrold); Short Walks Exmoor (Jarrold); Short Walks Cornwall (Jarrold); National Trail Guide Pennine Bridleway (Aurum); Cycle routes for Family Walks & Cycle Rides Devon & Cornwall (AA); Devon and Cornwall content for Walks through Britain’s History (AA); Landscapes section for Time Out Guide to SW England; Revisions for AA Leisure Guide to Devon & Exmoor (2007, 2010); Frommers With Your Family Devon and Cornwall (revised 2010); Frommers Cornwall Day by Day (John Wiley 2010); Pathfinder Guide North Devon (Crimson 2011) (includes Mid Devon); 40 Short Walks in Devon (AA 2011); Ongoing Pathfinder Guides revision: Dorset, South Devon & Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Cornwall, Exmoor & Quantocks (Jarrold/Crimson); Two Moors Way: Devon’s Coast to Coast Walk (Cicerone 2015, fully revised and extended 2019); Top 10 Pub Walks Dartmoor (Northern Eye Books – in progress)


Editor responsible for commissioning/editing many winning titles in OWPG/BGT awards; commissioned Magic of the Munros (shortlisted Best Illustrated Book of the Year, British Book Awards 2000); judge in Outdoor and Guidebook categories at OWPG Awards 2019

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