Published Work



Helen is the author of twelve hiking guide books, covering destinations as diverse as America's Rocky Mountains, Scotland's Highlands and islands, and the European Alps.


Her most recent books, Ireland's Best Walks and Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide, concentrate on exploring the wild landscapes of Ireland, where she lives. 


The critics say:   

"Well written and beautifully produced." -  IRISH MOUNTAIN LOG


"Indispensable… let this book guide your steps."  -  IRISH VOICE


"Definitely recommended for hillwalkers new and old."  -  MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Helen's hiking guidebooks. Click a thumbnail to view publication details.

Irish Outdoor Book Writer

FOCUS ON:  Ireland's Best Walks

Exploring the wild mountains, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines of Ireland, this collection describes 65 of the greatest one-day walking routes in the country. The routes vary from short strolls to full-day treks,  and each walk is illustrated with sketch maps and colour photos.


Published by The Collins Press in 2014, the book costs 14.99 and is available for purchase here.

Sample magazine articles. Click a thumbnail for more information.

Freelance Magazine Article Writer

FOCUS ON:  Mountain World Ireland


Mountain World Ireland is a quarterly publication that focuses on Irish-based activities like mountain biking, rock climbing and hillwalking. It also provides mountain-oriented news, opinion and overseas features. Helen is the consulting editor of the magazine and produces a number of articles for each issue, all lavishly illustrated by great action photography.



Helen is the consulting editor of Mountain World Ireland magazine. She was also a regular contributor to Walking World Ireland for fourteen years up to 2014.


All her articles are accompanied by professional-quality photos. Specialist subjects include:

  • Irish hillwalking routes
  • overseas adventure activities and destinations
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sea kayaking

Helen's work has also appeared in national newspapers such as The Guardian in the UK.



Over the past ten years Helen has worked with a wide range of professional clients, providing inspirational text for both printed and online publications.


Helen prides herself on producing text that is:

  • thoroughly researched
  • delivered on time
  • faithful to the brief
  • presented in a lively yet authoritative style
  • accompanied by optional photos as part of a text-and-picture package

Helen's clients say:              "Thank you so much for all your hard work. Your projects are always a delight to work on. Hope you’re as pleased with the finished product as we are!"  -  P ELMORE

Recent copywriting projects. Click a thumbnail for publication details.

Freelance Outdoor Writer Ireland

FOCUS ON:  Waymarked Way series

CLIENT:  Outdoor Recreation NI


Between 2011 and 2014, Helen researched and wrote a series of nine different booklets for Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland. Each booklet focused on a two-day walking route and required 2,000 words of description, including a section of quirky facts. The guides are distributed locally via various tourist outlets, and can also be downloaded here.

Outdoor Writing & Consultation Ireland



With over twenty years' experience of exploring Ireland's wild places, Helen has built up a wealth of knowledge about the Irish outdoors.


Are you planning an outdoor project and would like to consult Helen about suitable locations, activities and project partners? For more information, please contact her.