About Us

Welcome to Dartmoor Magazine!

First published in 1985, Dartmoor Magazine is owned and produced by Blackingstone Publishing, located just outside Moretonhampstead in the Wray Valley on the eastern edge of the moor.

Published four times a year, Dartmoor Magazine prides itself on being specialist, independent and locally owned. Its small editorial and production team is committed to publishing solid, well-informed features on Dartmoor and the immediate surrounding area, and to supporting local business.

The magazine is available by subscription and is also sold at a large number of outlets across the moor and its hinterland.

If you are curious about

  • living and working on Dartmoor.
  • the moor’s social and natural history, archaeology, geology and legends
  • Dartmoor’s towns and villages
  • activities and getting out and about
  • the people and organisations supporting the moor
  • how Dartmoor ‘works’

Dartmoor Magazine will tell you everything you need to know!

A small, skilled and dedicated team is responsible for producing Dartmoor Magazine.

The Team

Sue Viccars
Blackingstone Partner and Editor
Blackingstone partner and editor Sue Viccars has been putting the magazine together since 2008. Sue has been involved with writing and publishing in Devon for 40 years and has written a large number of books and articles on Southwest England, specialising in Dartmoor and Exmoor walking routes.
David Viccars
Blackingstone Partner
David Viccars (co-partner) has been working in international business for the last 20 years after a successful career in the British Army. David deals with the administration and subscriptions side of the magazine business and keeps a close eye on its finances.
Becci Arscott
A passionate graphic designer for over 15 years, Becci is based in North Tawton, where she works alongside her ‘partner in crime’, Burridge Printers Ltd. They love working with local companies on all manner of projects, from logos to business cards and any other design to print requirements. bsharpdesigns.co.uk
Grant Harrison
Grant has worked in advertising for 35 years, including 10 years with Devon County Council. He has worked on Dartmoor publications for 30 years, including Dartmoor Magazine since 1999. A keen historian, hockey player and parish councillor, Grant has been married to Pam for almost 35 years. They have three children.