Ambitions

Land Management – Farming communities and land management practices continue to play a central role in conserving and enhancing Dartmoor’s special qualities and delivering a range of public benefits.

Landscape and Tranquillity – Dartmoor is celebrated for its distinctive landscapes and provides the opportunity to experience wildness, solitude, tranquillity, dark night skies and a sense of space.

Habitats and Wildlife – Dartmoor’s internationally and nationally important habitats are expanded and linked and in optimal condition, supporting resilient ecosystems with healthy populations of priority species.

Natural Resources – Dartmoor’s distinctive and high quality natural resources are managed and enhanced for environmental and public benefits.

Archaeology and Historic Built Environment – Dartmoor’s outstanding archaeological and historic landscapes are well managed, understood and enjoyed, and the character of its distinctive historic built environment is conserved and enhanced.

Cultures and Traditions – Local communities, cultures, skills and traditional ways of rural life continue to be sustained and celebrated as defining characteristics of Dartmoor.

Information and Communication – People’s understanding and enjoyment of Dartmoor National Park is enhanced by high quality and accessible information.

Learning and Education – High quality, diverse learning experiences are available for everyone to enable them to understand, value and contribute to the conservation and enhancement of Dartmoor.

Recreation and Access – Dartmoor offers a variety of access and recreational opportunities for everyone seeking inspiration, peace and active recreation in harmony with each other, the local community and the area’s special qualities.

Tourism – Tourism on Dartmoor is high quality and sustainable, making a positive contribution to the environment, local economy and communities of the National Park.

Economic Activity – Broad ranging economic activity is consistent with Dartmoor’s special qualities and provides local sources of employment.

Carbon and Energy – Dartmoor is an exemplar of carbon reduction and climate change adaptation through carbon storage, energy efficiency, decarbonising products, and the production of renewable energy and heat.

Community Wellbeing – Dartmoor communities thrive and benefit from access to a range of local services, amenities, housing, and employment opportunities.

Development – Making a positive contribution to thriving communities, through high quality, sympathetic and well-informed design; conserving the quality and distinctiveness of the built environment and reinforcing local character.

Military Training – All military training on Dartmoor is consistent with National Park purposes, and Defence Training Estate land is managed as an exemplar of conservation and recreational opportunity.