Sophie Pierce

Writer and Broadcaster.


The Green Hill

Sophie’s memoir about losing her son Felix will be published by Unbound.

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Thrown into a new world of loss, she had to find a way to keep on living. In a series of letters to her son – composed during walks and swims taken close to his grave on The Green Hill in Devon.

Wild Swimming

You can read my blog about wild swimming here.

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Sophie has written several books about swimming outdoors with her pal Matt Newbury. Beyond the Beach: the secret wild swims of Torbay was published by Shoal Projects in 2013.

Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon came out in 2016, followed by Wild Swimming Walks Cornwall in 2021. Wild Swimming Walks Dorset and East Devon will be published in Spring 2022.

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Since the sudden and unexpected death of her 20 year old son Felix, in 2017, Sophie has been supporting the work of the small charity SUDEP Action, which helps people bereaved by epilepsy, and which funds research into the causes of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).