Matlock, Derbyshire
Literary Fiction, Non-fiction

Writer Biography

Helen Moat is the author of Slow Travel The Peak District, published by Bradt as part of their award-winning UK guide book series.
Helen has won, or been placed, in numerous writing competition, and her pieces have been published in the Telegraph, Times, Guardian and in Wanderlust magazine.
She is also a keen Flash Fiction writer and his seen her work published in online literary magazines. In 2014, she was nominated by New Zealand flash fiction website, Flash Frontier for the Sundance Publications Best of the Net.
Helen is currently writing a book about her cycle from Rotterdam to Istanbul.


Selected Publications
Bradt - Slow Travel The Peak District, published February 2016 •Back to the Future - in Belfast: Travel Thru History March 2014 •Bootsnall: 3 must-see cities outside London •Bootsnall: Tales from the road Jun 13 •GoNomad: State Park Secrets •InTravel - Have map, will find way •The Itinerant Writers Club: Selected Story - Thira •The Sacred Mountain October 2013 FEATURE •The lost Villages of East Anglia Dec '13 •Travel Thru History: Stumbling into Dickens' World - Wilton's Music Hall •Travel Thru History: a Tree, The Bird, The Fish and The Bell - a boy, a church and a cemetery •Travelmag: Into the Twilight Zone •Travelmag: The Monster of Prora •Vagabundo: The cats of Istanbul •Walking Places: Coast2Coast< C2C >Sea2Sea •inTravel Magazine - In good taste: A Taste of Espelette
Performances & Workshops
2016 Ashbourne Library U3A Ashbourne U3A Hope Valley
Prizes & Awards
•Australian Times UK Travel Writing Competition: Sri Pada - WINNER Sept 2013 •BBC Wildlife Travel Writer of the Year 2013: Highly commended •British Guild of Travel Writer New Writers Competition: Runner up 2011 and 2014 •Leap Local: Girl in the Planet Pyjamas - 4th place 2012 •My World First - On the Road to Samnaun: WINNER Dec 2011 •Sheldrake Press: WIld in Cressbrook Dale - runner up 2012 •The Daily Telegraph, Just Back: A Taste of Croatian Waters - WINNER 2012 •The Daily Telegraph, Just Back: Chicken Run, Derbyshire - WINNER 2014 •The Daily Telegraph, Just Back: Into the Ngorongoro - WINNER 2011 •Walkopedia Travel Writing Competition 2011: Coast to Coast - long listed

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Teaching
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    Talks: Derbyshire Library Service U3A Writing goups As an experienced teacher, I can offer workshops on publishing and travel writing

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    My Work

    Slow Travel The Peak District
    Publisher: Bradt

    Websites, blogs and links to work

    Flash Fiction - guest writers and interviews

    Travel writing

    Slow Travel The Peak District - Bradt website

    Slow Travel The Peak District - author's website