Business & Economy

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Exmoor National Park is a living, working, landscape. In addition to playing host to some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes it also hosts thousands of  businesses.

In pursuing National Park Purposes the National Park Authority has a duty to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities, whilst working alongside colleagues in Local Authorities who hold the economic development remit.

We are very keen to encourage economic activity in the National Park which benefits from and enhances the local environment. This type of activity helps to make life in the National Park more sustainable. Examples of this could include:

  • Environmental technologies
  • Environmental land management
  • Traditional building restoration
  • Landscape enhancement
  • Sustainable tourism and leisure
  • Sustainable field sports
  • Local food and drink

If you have an idea for a project or business that could contribute towards developing our environmental economy, please contact the Rural Enterprise Team on 01398 323665 or email

Do follow and engage with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @RuralEntExmoor. There is also a closed facebook group that businesses can join to share and interact with each other.

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Rural Enterprise resources  & support

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Our joint vision for Exmoor's economy

Unpack our shared vision to support entrepreneurs and help our environment and economy recover in harmony here.


Exmoor economy research and data

Discover the latest stats and research findings here.

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WeAreExmoor and the Exmoor Brand

Discover how you can celebrate your business links to Exmoor through the WeAreExmoor campaign and use of the Exmoor brand here.

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Workshops and support

Networking, training and support opportunities for businesses on Exmoor.

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Business Directory

Add your Exmoor business details to our forthcoming Exmoor Business Directory.

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Covid Support

Help and support for Exmoor businesses following the Covid pandemic.