Rural Enterprise Exmoor

Understanding and supporting Exmoor's rural economy and links to the National Park.

The Rural Enterprise Exmoor initiative was launched in the autumn of 2019  to map and review current business activities across the moor and to gain a wide range of views from businesses around the challenges they face and future opportunities. The resulting research was published in Summer 2020.

In Spring 2021 we are embarking on the next step of the journey, working with businesses and other stakeholders to develop a vision for Exmoor's rural economy.  The vision will help us to articulate our Principles, Priorities and Propositions for supporting Exmoor's economy in harmony with our National Park status. Read the press release.

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Discover the research undertaken to date and the evidence collated.Contribute to the development of a new vision for rural enterprise on ExmoorWorkshops, signposting and business support opportunities.Free opportunity to celebrate your business as part of #WeAreExmoor!

Do follow and engage with the project on Facebook, Twitter 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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Local businesses wishing to get involved can contact Kerrie Wilson, Business Engagement Facilitator via email at

For further project queries please contact Dan James, Rural Enterprise Manager at Exmoor National Park -

The project is supported and funded by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, West Somerset Opportunity Area, Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Devon County Council and North Devon Council.