Within hours of receiving a prestigious award for one of her titles, Northern Eye Books’ author Vivienne Crow was celebrating news of having been shortlisted for another accolade.

Vivienne’s book Walks to Waterfalls won top prize in the ‘Guidebook’ category in the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild’s Awards for Excellence 2013.

Two other titles in Northern Eye Books’ popular ‘Top Ten’ series were highly also commended: Sioned Bannister’s Cardigan Bay North and Dennis Kelsall’s Moors & Tors.

The judges described Vivienne’s book as being “part of a small but perfectly formed Top Ten series”.

They added: “There’s little to fault in this winning formula – clear maps and instructions, concise and well laid out with the reader very much in mind. These are great value for money.”

Guild president Roly Smith presented the Aquapac-sponsored award to Vivienne at the organisation’s annual dinner in Shropshire earlier this month.

A freelance outdoor writer and photographer based in Cumbria, Vivienne is a regular contributor to several newspapers and magazines and has written a number of travel and walking guidebooks.

She said: “I was very pleased to receive this award from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. The judges are all fellow professionals in the world of outdoor writing, so it’s particularly gratifying to get this sort of acknowledgement from my peers.”

Within hours of receiving her certificate, Vivienne learned that another of her titles in Northern Eye Books’ ‘Top Ten’ series had been nominated for an award.

Walks With History [ISBN 978-1-908632-20-3} has been shortlisted in the Outdoor Book of the Year category of the annual awards presented by The Great Outdoors, one of the UK’s top walking magazines.

In a shortlist of eight, the book stands alongside titles by some of the heavyweights of the world of outdoor writing including Chris Townsend, Kev Reynolds and Wade Davis.

The winner will be decided by an online vote, which ends on November 10* .

* (THE WINNER of the TGO ‘Outdoor Book of the Year’ was ‘Walks with History’, by Vivienne Crow)