Dartmoor local access forum

Dartmoor local access forum

The Dartmoor Local Access Forum is the statutory, independent body established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The Forum advises the Authority, and other organisations, at a strategic level on how to make Dartmoor more accessible and enjoyable in ways which address environmental, social and economic interests.

The Forum provides advice on a range of issues including:

  • Improving rights of way and making them accessible to more people
  • Access Land Management
  • Visitor Management
  • National Park Management Plans and Recreation Strategies

All members of the Forum are appointed in a voluntary capacity representing a wide range of interests including farming and land management, users of rights of way and Access Land, health, social inclusion, tourism and business. Members may claim reasonable travel expenses to attend meetings and child care costs. Member appointments are made for up to three years.

See guidance on the role of Local Access Forums available from Natural England.

Dartmoor Local Access Forum is an independent advisory body established in 2002.


The next meeting of the Forum will be held at Dartmoor National Park Authority Meeting Room, Parke, Bovey Tracey on Tuesday, 12th April at 6.00pm.

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).


Tuesday 12th April at 6.00pm at Dartmoor National Park Authority Meeting Room, Parke, Bovey Tracey


2Minutes of meeting held on 2 November 2021 (Attached)


4Feedback from DAF working groups
Landscapes Review, to ratify DAF submission to Government.
Green Transport/Byelaw review/Social media/CROW Access

5Controlled Burning (Swaling) within Dartmoor National Park
(Discussion topic)

6Recreation and Access update (DNPA)

7Future agenda items and DAF priorities

8Training Day 2022

9Dates of Next Meetings

DAF Agenda 27 April 2021 (PDF 90.3KB)

DAF Agenda 02 November 2021 (PDF 96.0KB)


DAF Minutes 27 April 2021 (PDF 121.0KB)

Draft Minutes 02 November 2021 (PDF 166.0KB)


Green Transport Strategy Briefing Note 02 November 2021 (PDF 151.0KB)