Abstract: The focus of this paper is the post-Fordist, post-modern approach to the development of community social capital shared in most parts with stakeholders through the focus on community well being and the role that tourism can take to enhance the wellbeing for the majority of stakeholders. This project encompasses best practice experiences from case studies conducted in a tourism ‘hot spot’ in the environs of the first National Park established in the United Kingdom. There is some urgency about this topic; resources for community development are increasingly under pressure from both local and central government, with the expectation is now that local communities take full responsibility for that development. Wellbeing needs allocation of scarce resources even more sounder the post-Fordist regime. Two case studies’ outcomes in this development are presented with a special focus on creation of a repository for the know-how and know what of the learning acquired.