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Welcome to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark and a landscape of dramatic changes, of exploration and discovery.

A landscape untouched by glaciation, revealing stories 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 Mar

Sign of Geopark status

A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
7 Nov
4 Oct

English Riviera welcomes the world for Unesco Global Geopark conference

HUNDREDS of delegates from all around the world have converged on Torbay for one of the most important conferences ever held locally this week.

The International Conference on Unesco Global Geoparks has attracted more than 700 delegates from 120 global geoparks from 63 different countries to Torquay.

29 Jul

'Why I Support The English Riviera Geopark'

Prof Steward, who is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University, said: "AS patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, I am delighted that the 7th International Conference will be taking place here in Devon, in an area of such outstanding beauty as well as geological significance.
29 Jul

7th International conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks- Supplemant

The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
29 Jul

Solution for Hopes Nose on the horizon

Torbay Council is asking for feedback from residents on putting in place a Public Spaces Protection Order at Hopes Nose, Torquay.


18 Jul

Win great prizes with your Geopark selfies

WE'RE all off on a selfie scavenger hunt — and you're all invited to join us.

All summer long we are joining South Devon College for a celebration of our magnificent Geopark South Devon scenery, and there are great prizes to be won.

25 May

Family half term fun to celebrate the great outdoors in Torbay

A whole calendar of events have been lined up for this year’s Geopark festival held between 28 May and 5 June and will allow all the family to enjoy, explore and experience everything that makes our Geopark unique.
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Events in the Geopark

14 Feb - 14 Apr

Meet the Occombe Farm Animals

Occombe Farm
Meet the Occombe Farm Animals Date: 14 February 2017 - 16 February 2017 Meet the Occombe Farm...
1 Apr

Spring Stars & Planets

Occombe Farm
Date: 1 April 2017 Join astronomer Chris Proctor for a night under the spring sky. We will tour...
1 - 17 Apr

The Great Wild Egg Hunt

Occombe Farm
Date: 1 April 2017 Join astronomer Chris Proctor for a night under the spring sky. We will tour...
1 Apr

Cockington Explorer Backpacks

Date: 1 April 2017 Go on an adventure with your little explorers! Borrow a backpack full of...
1 - 23 Apr

Easter Underground

Kents Cavern
Go underground this Easter! Fun cave tours all day every day with lots of Easter activities to...
5 Apr

Kids Spring Bake Off!

Occombe Farm Cookery School
Kids do you fancy yourselves a star baker? Come along to our spring bake off and have a go at...
10 Apr

Rockpool Ramble

Rockpool Ramble Date: 10 April 2017 Join our marine ranger and explore the incredible marine...
12 Apr

Kids Easter Cookery

Occombe Farm Cookery School
Easter is here come along to our Easter cookery day and learn how to make; hot corss buns,...
12 Apr


Torquay Museum
23 Apr

Spring Wild Food Forage and Cook

Occombe Farm Cookery School
A wild food forage with Liz Turner from 'into yoga and nature'. We will be looking for edible...
26 Apr

Dusk Chorus Walk

Join local expert Mike Langman for an evening stroll looking & listening for the park's...
29 Apr

Berry Head Nature Photography Workshop

Berry Head
Learn how to make expressive digital photographs of Berry Head's landscapes and nature with...