Author Archives: sophiepierce

I’m a journalist working in both broadcast and print, and the author of two books.  I live on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, and spend most of my free time swimming outdoors in rivers, lakes and the sea.  You can read about what I get up to in the water here.SCsophie1

My main job is as a news reporter for the BBC,  for both radio and TV, where I’ve covered a multitude of stories over the last twenty years, everything from skateboarding ducks through to interviewing the Prime Minister.

I also write  features for national newspapers, mainly the Daily Telegraph but also the Guardian, on issues ranging from health and the family to leisure and sport.

I have written two books with my friend Matt Newbury.  The latest, “Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon” is published by Wild Things Publishing .

Our first was  “Beyond the Beach: the secret wild swims of Torbay”.    Read more about these on the ‘Books’ page.