Exmoor National Park is part of a project funded through the European Regional Development Fund's Interreg Atlantic Area programme to develop a network of astro tourism destinations.
Exmoor National Park will be part of the development and promotion of a network of natural areas in the Atlantic Area linked to "Astrotourism" (using the night sky as a tourism attraction). Thanks to the use of innovative tools, the project will create a distinctive image (brand) that will attract a more diverse range of new visitors and, at the same time, enhance economic, social and environmental sustainability. The business development training, programmes and tools developed under AtlanticNetSky will improve the quality and competitiveness of current and future astro – tourism opportunities.
By being a formative part of this network Exmoor will be in a position to build on its reputation as one of the leading Dark Sky Destinations in Europe having been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.
The project has a total budget of 1.4m Euros, with over 150 Euros secured for Exmoor to the end of December 2019.
The ATLANTICNETSKY project encompasses the following partners:
- Rede de Turismo de Aldeia do Alentejo
- Visit Cornwall
- Diputación de Badajoz
- Sevitur Gestión Turística
- Cabildo Insular de Lanzarote
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Turismo de Tenerife
- Exmoor National Park
- Health and Wellbeing
- Guidance for Event Organisers
- Services Information for Exmoor
- Information for Farmers and Land Managers
- Information for Tourism Providers
- Business & Economy
- Grants and Funding
- The Lynmouth Pavilion Project
- Superfast Broadband
- Affordable Housing on Exmoor
- Brendon Commons Council
- Simonsbath Programme
- Headwaters of the Exe Project