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

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

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