People

Residents and visitors alike are attracted to Exmoor for its natural beauty, cultural heritage and the many recreational opportunities it provides. With a population of around 10,000 and over 2 million visitors a year, tourism is Exmoor’s biggest earner; it brings in an estimated £105m a year and creates the equivalent of more than 2,000 full-time jobs. The Exmoor Society works with its partners to improve access and recreation, to enable as much enjoyment of the National Park as it can provide without losing the qualities that make it so precious.

We have joint projects and campaigns ranging from establishing an ‘Exmoor Curriculum’ for schools, to setting up a ‘Celebration Woodland’ at Wimbleball, the project to conserve and interpret the West Somerset Mineral Line, and chairing the Moorland Landscape Partnership for Heritage Lottery Funding.