ABOUT THE DARTMOOR ARTISAN TRAIL
Blacksmiths and beekeepers, potters and painters, woodturners and weavers - Dartmoor National Park, in Devon, has one of the most diverse and talented artisan communities in the UK.
The Dartmoor Artisan Trail is a self-guided art, craft and food trail that links the moor's finest artist and craftspeople, giving the public the chance to glimpse behind the workshop walls and try their hand at traditional skills.
The trail was set up and photographed by Suzy Bennett, a travel writer and photographer based in the Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead.
Suzy's project started life as a photography exhibition of portraits of local artisans, but soon evolved into a Dartmoor-wide trail that gives the public the chance to see age-old skills in action.
In 2017, the project won 'UK's Best New Tourism Project', awarded by the British Guild of Travel Writers, and was featured on the BBC's Countryfile which, with nine million viewers, is the UK's most watched television programme. The trail has been widely acclaimed in the national press, with excellent reviews The Guardian Travel, Lonely Planet Magazine and The Daily Telegraph, who named it one of the UK's best travel experiences of 2017. In . Locally, it has been featured in Devon Life, as a centre-spread in The Moorlander and a 14-page photo spread in Manor Magazine.