About

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 35 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.
Emily Kingston
Designer
Devon born-and-bred graphic designer Emily Kingston trained at Plymouth College of Art and has been working her magic on each issue of the magazine since Blackingstone acquired the business in late 2013. Emily also works for Touchwood Design in Okehampton, and lives at Meeth in Mid Devon with her husband Paul and spaniel Bentley.
Rhoda Aisthorpe
Administration
Having worked for many years in publishing and now retired, Rhoda Aisthorpe assists with the in-house admin and magazine deliveries (and helps to keep Sue sane!).
Grant Harrison
Advertising
Grant has worked in advertising for 30 years, including 10 years with Devon County Council. He has worked on Dartmoor publications for 25 years, including Dartmoor Magazine since 1999. A keen historian, hockey player and parish councillor, Grant has been married to Pam for almost 30 years. They have three children.