About me


Thanks for dropping by, welcome to my blog of personal work.

I am an award winning Author and Communications Specialist.

I create concepts for unique brand communication, imagery and events; delivering big, bold, authentic ideas and successful, engaging campaigns.

I work for major brands and national media throughout the UK, including BBC television and radio and STV too.

My award winning work

Having travelled and worked all around the British coast and inland Britain, I am an authority on fascinating places and the special people who live and work there. I am especially passionate about the remote and special wild landscape of Scotland.

I am the author of 52 Weekends by the Sea and 52 Weekends in the Country, among Britain’s top lifestyle and travel books offering inspirational discoveries and adventures throughout Britain. My work transports you to places you may have heard of and others that will come as a complete surprise.

What makes my work distinctive is that I believe in the importance of integrity and being truly authentic; my writing is not  simply lifted from other peoples’ experience, or rehashed press releases and tourist brochures.

My writing is the result of meticulous, extensive research and experience. This powerful combination creates unique insight of true quality.

Everything is tried, tested and trusted because I wouldn’t dream of sending you there if I hadn’t checked it out first.

You’ll find also that I can’t resist the curious and the quirky so when all of these factors come together, as they do in my books and other projects, you know you’re in for a good time!

My inspiration

I am inspired by this quote from John Muir, wilderness hero and conservation pioneer,

‘Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while’

I have it on my office wall, above my computer.

Here’s a short video of just some of the wild things that inspire me, there are plenty more in this blog.

All but three of the images in it are taken by me.


Discover More

I’d love to you to visit my beautiful at website http://www.52hq.co.uk

Savour a taste of my award winning books and, using an easy link to Amazon you can buy them too.

If you’d like to contact me, please do.

For features please do just email me: brigid@brigidbenson.com

For other professional enquiries please contact my agent:

Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London  Tel:  44 (0)20 7393 4400

Thanks for visiting!



‘as much a document of indigenous life as it is a travel guide’

Lonely Planet review of 52 Weekends by the Sea


‘Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation

of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them.’

Rick Stein


‘This is the book that proves you don’t need to leave the country

or spend very much money to have a great time’ 

Waterstones Quarterly Review of 52 Weekends in the Country


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