Suzy Bennett

Travel Journalist and Photographer

Suzy Bennett is an award-winning photographer and travel journalist who works for titles including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, Coast and Time Out. 

Suzy specialises in adventure and off-the-beaten-track travel. Commissions have taken 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. 

A Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, Suzy teaches field workers and adventurers how to photograph their expeditions, and she's an editor for adventure magazine Sidetracked.

Suzy lives in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, and has written several travel guides to county. She is The Daily Telegraph's expert on the region, reviewing its finest hotels, restaurants and attractions for the Travel pages.  

Suzy had her first food photography book, Las Chimeneas, published in 2016, and has contributed to several 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, the UK's central criminal court. She went on to work as a producer at Sky News before moving into travel journalism in 2003. She welcomes commissions for both commercial and editorial work.

Main clients: The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Time Out, Coast, Wanderlust, The Great Outdoors, Sport Diver, Diver, Sidetracked, Journeys. 

Founder of The Dartmoor Artisan Trail

Suzy is the founder of The Dartmoor Artisan Trail, an arts, craft and food trail linking Dartmoor National Park's traditional craftspeople, artists and food producers. 

The first of its kind in the UK, the trail was featured on 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.

In December 2017, the trail won 'UK's Best New Tourism Project', awarded by the British Guild of Travel writers, and Suzy herself has been shortlisted to win the Heritage Crafts Association's Volunteer Award in March 2018.   

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, and further exhibitions are planned throughout the West Country in the summer of 2018.

> Visit The Dartmoor Artisan Trail website