Dartmoor National Park is not just an iconic landscape. The National Park supports a diverse spectrum of businesses keeping the local economy alive and making a vital contribution to Dartmoor's success.

Agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation account for around a third of employment and a quarter of turnover on Dartmoor.  These sectors have strong links to both the National Park purposes of conservation and enjoyment and we work closely with them to support sustainable growth.

On these pages you can find information on grant schemes such as Greater Dartmoor LEAF, sources of business and grant advice and more detailed information on the Dartmoor economy.

Boost Your Business!  

Are you a rural business that wants to enhance your digital marketing skills?  A Dartmoor shop, pub or other hospitality business that wants to improve its online presence and raise its profile? 

Join Cosmic for a FREE digital marketing workshop for Dartmoor businesses at the Dartmoor National Park Authority head office at Parke, Bovey Tracey on 2 May from 1.30 - 4.30pm.  The workshop offers insight into: 

Funded by the Princes Countryside Fund, places are free but limited!  Please book online at

or email:

The Dartmoor National Park Communities Officer, Jo Rumble is happy to talk to any Dartmoor businesses and she can be contacted on 01626 831024 or

Doing business with us



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