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    Sue Viccars

    As soon as she could after leaving Exeter University, Sue grabbed the chance to return to Devon, where she spent 20 years commissioning walking, equestrian and countryside books for David & Charles Publishers. She started writing her first walking book three weeks after going freelance in 2000 and since then has written or contributed to around twenty books (and edited dozens more), specialising in her home territory of southwest England, especially Dartmoor and Exmoor. She writes the walks for Exmoor: the country magazine, and since 2008 has been editor (and is now co-owner) of Dartmoor Magazine. Sue is a member of the Dartmoor Local Access Forum, and Information Officer for the Two Moors Way Association.

    Further afield she has walked across Corsica; in Madeira, the Canaries and the Balearics; scrambled in Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands; scaled the heights of Skye’s Cuillin and Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. She has also trekked to Everest Base Camp and in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal, and explored the fascinating high-plateau landscapes of Upper Mustang. Lately she has turned her attention to islands closer to home: Lundy, Orkney, Shetland, and Scotland’s Inner and Outer Hebrides. Her first love, however, will always be the rolling green hills, atmospheric moorland and stunning coastline of Devon.

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    The Carneddau, Wales; a wild and rugged landscape with 19 peaks over 600m in height, the official elevation considered to be regarded as a mountain. Early autumn is a perfect time to explore the area, with matured heather, ferns and rough grass abundant amongst patches of shattered rocks. If you time it right and check the weather, clear and pristine walking days with cloud inversions are frequent and there are numerous walks in the Carneddau to suit all walkers. For adventures in the Carneddau, the Meindl Himalaya MFS and Meindl Bhutan offers a serious mountain-walking boot with a stiff sole and wide rubber reinforcement to guard against rock abrasion. Read more