Suzy Bennett is an award-winning travel journalist and photographer based in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK. Her clients include The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Coast and Time Out Travel Guides.
Suzy specialises in off-the-beaten-track travel, and commissions have seen her tracking gorillas in Rwanda, hiking to little-known tribes in Papua New Guinea and scuba-diving World War One shipwrecks in the Orkney Isles. Suzy is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, where she teaches field workers and adventurers how to photograph their expeditions.
As a long-standing resident of Devon, Suzy has written several travel guides to the county and is The Telegraph's expert on the region, reviewing its finest hotels, restaurants and attractions for the travel pages. Her first photography book, Las Chimeneas, about the cuisine of an hilltop Andalucian village was published in 2017, and she's made contributions to numerous travel books, including Time Out's Great Railway Journeys of The World.
Suzy began her journalism career as a crime reporter at the Old Bailey in London, before going on to work as a producer at Sky News. She moved into travel journalism in 2003.
In 2017, Suzy founded The Dartmoor Artisan Trail, an arts, craft and food trail that links Dartmoor's traditional craftspeople, artists and producers. Suzy's photographic portraits of Dartmoor's artisans formed solo exhibitions at the prestigious Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Dartmoor National Park's main visitor centre in 2017, and further exhibitions are planned in the summer of 2018.
The trail was featured BBC Countryfile, and has been highly acclaimed in The Guardian, Lonely Planet Traveller and Telegraph Travel, who named it one of the UK's best travel experiences of 2017. It was also awarded the 'UK's Best New Tourism Project of 2017' by the British Guild of Travel Writers, and in March 2018, Suzy won the Heritage Crafts Association's Volunteer award for her work on it.