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Covid-19 Information. The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark has plenty of open space and fresh air to enjoy at a safe distance with Berry Head National Nature Reserve, the South West Coast Path stunning beaches and rocky shorelines throughout. Please look at www.englishriviera.co.uk, the Geopark’s official visitor destination guide, and Geopark partner websites for the latest information.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all back when our Government tells us it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please do stick to the official guidelines, avoid non-essential travel and keep in touch by following us on social media.


UNESCO Global Geoparks share the story of our Planet.

A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest designated by UNESCO.  A place where you can touch a very special part of the Earth's story and be amazed by the extraordinary landscapes, mountains, coastlines, places and people. 

Our Geopark, covering the entire area of Torbay, is Naturally Inspiring.  It shares stories of a landscape untouched by glaciation unseen elsewhere in the world. Stories of tropical seas and scorching deserts, raised beaches and drowned forests, hippopotami and mammoth, straight-tusked elephant and sabre-toothed tiger, cave bear and earliest man...

News from the Geopark

10 Nov

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark launches video series on World Science Day to unravel the facts behind the UNESCO designation

Over the seven Geopark In Focus episodes Professor Iain Stewart MBE engages in relaxed discussions with fascinating people, each with a different insight into why this coastal area of England is so unique.
13 Jul

UNESCO status assured for another four years after inspections.

Following an intense series of inspections last summer it can finally be announced that the status of the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark has been assured.
2 Jul

Geopark coordinates special opportunities for people who have been shielding

As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease, the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark have been working with its partners to provide dedicated opening times and tours at tourist attractions, museums, activity companies and nature sites around Torbay for the more vulnerable members of the local community.
25 Jun

UNESCO sites lead the way on sustainable development and create value for communities across the UK

Published today (25 June 2020) by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, new research shows UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.
1 Apr

Key Partner South Devon College wins national apprenticeship award

Key Partner South Devon College nationally recognised for its 'Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships'. 
24 Mar

Coronavirus Information

New rules on staying at home and away from others

30 Jan

Views wanted on Torbay's heritage and a chance to win membership to Key Partner site

Help shape Torbay's new five-year Heritage Strategy by completing a short online survey. 
30 Jan

Young Artizans Open Exhibition 2020

Invitation for submission of artwork to Young Artizans Open Exhibition taking place this Spring.
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Events in the Geopark