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Sim Benson


South West

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Specialist Activities

Guidebook writing and photography; features on walking, running outdoor adventure and family adventures.

Specialist Areas


Professional Details

Short Biography

I’m the Jen half of Jen & Sim Benson. We love researching, photographing and writing guidebooks about beautiful Britain. We’re passionate about getting outdoors and having amazing adventures and inspiring others to do the same. We’re Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champions, free-range parents and sustainable adventuring advocates and work with many different organisations and publications, promoting the wonders of the great outdoors. Our books include Wild Running, National Trust Amazing Family Adventures and the forthcoming Day Walks in Devon.

Professional Activities

-Guidebook authors: running, walking, outdoor adventure, family adventure
-Routes Editors and main gear review at Trail Running magazine
-Columnists for Running magazine
-Route contributors to Trail and Country Walking magazines
-Regular features in national press
-Ongoing involvement in national family adventure and walking/running projects

Recent Publications

Wild Running: 150 great adventures on the trails & fells of Britain (Wild Things Publishing, 2014)
Amazing Family Adventures (National Trust, 2017)
Day Walks in Devon (Vertebrate, 2017)

YHA – Run YHA (2014)
The Wildlife Trusts – the art of getting kids outdoors (2015)

Print/online (2014 onwards):
Routes section editing and main gear review, Trail Running magazine
Wild Running column, Running magazine
The Times weekend supplement – Wild Running feature (2014 & 2017)
Rough Guides
Trail Magazine
Adventure Travel magazine
Country Walking magazine


Wild Running selected as one of the Running Awards 2017 books of the year.

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