What is the Partnership Plan?

This Partnership Plan (also known as the ‘Management Plan’) sets a bold Vision for Dartmoor’s future in delivering the purposes for which National Parks were designated, to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage, and to promote understanding and enjoyment of Dartmoor’s special qualities. The Plan is a call to action for individuals, communities, businesses, public bodies, voluntary sector, and other organisations to work together and with the National Park Authority to deliver this Vision.  It also includes the Vision of the Next Generation of people who will be the future custodians of Dartmoor.

The Partnership Plan outlines the key drivers and challenges facing the National Park, including conflicting objectives and competing priorities, and sets out how these should be addressed. It will guide the resource allocation and priorities of the National Park Authority and partner organisations who are key to its delivery, and the Partners hope that it will also influence wider decisions and investment of those who have a role to play in land management, tourism and the wider economy.

In order to deliver this Vision, we have focused on seven themes, which describe in more detail what we want to achieve, and how we will achieve this. The themes do not cover all the work that will be ongoing within the National Park but instead highlight the areas where we will work together to achieve transformative change. The aspirations in this Plan are very ambitious, and we recognise that they will be challenging to achieve, but their inclusion in the Partnership Plan is intended to drive action and to target efforts to secure the funding and resources required.


  • A Better Response to Climate Change
  • Better for the Next Generation
  • Better for Nature and Natural Beauty
  • Better for Cultural Heritage
  • Better for People
  • Better for Farming and Forestry

Better for Business and Communities