Dartmoor local access forum
Dartmoor Local Access Forum is an independent advisory body established in 2002.
The Forum advises the Authority, and other organisations, on how to make Dartmoor more accessible and enjoyable in ways which address environmental, social and economic interests.
Forum meetings are open to the public and the agenda for each meeting is available here one week before the meeting. A printed copy can be viewed at the National Park Headquarters at Parke, Bovey Tracey.
Meetings are normally held at Parke. The Forum meets formally twice a year (additional meetings and training days are arranged as required).
- Guidance on the role of Local Access Forums is available from Natural England
- Read the Dartmoor Access Forum Terms of Reference
Become a Forum member
We are looking for volunteers who have the passion, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to help people make the most of enjoying Dartmoor.
We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds with experience in a range of areas, including:
- leisure and recreational activities
- farming and land management
- nature conservation
- history and archaeology
Members are appointed for three years, and one third of the places on the Forum come up for renewal each year. Forum members act in a voluntary capacity, but we do pay mileage expenses and child care costs where necessary to enable attendance at meetings.
We are currently recruiting members to represent the following areas of interest:
- Farming / land owners
- Recreational users (walking ,cycling, riding, motorised use of the countryside)
- Wider interests e.g. social inclusion, rural business, tourism ,health
If you think you could help us develop countryside access within the National Park, please download the application form The closing date for applications is Friday 26 January 2018
For more information contact Ali Harris (DAF Secretary):
Phone: 01626 832093
Write to: The Secretary, Dartmoor Access Forum, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9JQ