Freelance profile

Vivienne Crow

Writer and photographer specialising in outdoor pursuits and travel, particularly walking. Geographical areas of expertise include the English Lake District, North Pennines and Scotland. Several regular walking columns - many with historical/nature interest. I also do copywriting and interpretive work for tourism/conservation bodies.

Contact details:

Street: 8 Northwood Crescent
Town: Carlisle
Postcode: CA3 9BP
Region/nation: Northern and North-East
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: 01228 527193
Mobile: 07779 772153


See suggested rates:

Feature writerRates: Print media
PhotographerRates: Photography
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
ColumnistRates: Print media
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Leisure and hobbies
  • Environment and conservation
  • Travel/tourism
  • Health and fitness

Major clients:

  • TGO Magazine
  • Lakeland Walker magazine
  • CN Group
  • New Holland Publishers
  • Scottish Natural Heritage

Profile last updated: 2010-01-18 17:16:20

Extra information:

I am a regular contributor to several outdoor magazines. I also write a weekly walking column for three regional newspapers and a monthly outdoor advice column for an evening title in the north of England. I have had travel features published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Scanorama (SAS’s inflight magazine), The Scotsman, the News & Star and several other publications. I was editor/compiler of TripAdvisor’s Summer Travel Guides (2006) for the Amalfi Coast, Cote D’Azur, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Paris.

I also do a lot of work for conservation and tourism bodies, researching and writing walks leaflets and interpretation panels. My clients in this area have included Scottish Natural Heritage, North Pennines AONB, Eden Rivers Trust and East Cumbria Countryside Project. If clients require a words, pictures and design package, I work closely with a trusted illustrator and designer to create eye-catching and informative leaflets, booklets etc.

My books include Cadogan Britain: The Lake District (due 2010); Easy Rambles Around Keswick and Borrowdale (Questa Publishing, 2008); Easy Rambles Around Grasmere and Borrowdale (Questa Publishing, 2008); and Walk! The Lake District North (Discovery Walking Guides, 2006). I was a major contributor to Crimson Publishing's The Best of Britain: The Lake District (2008).