Rediscover the Geopark: In line with Government guidelines and the Responsible Riviera Campaign, the Geopark sites and venues with now slowly re-open. It's likely though that you will still be spending more time than usual at home for a while so there is plenty of information right here about the Geopark to amaze and inspire you, just follow the tabs on the left and side. Plus, we have been busy in the background and will soon be publishing some wonderful films and things for you to do.
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
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.
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.
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.
Key Partner South Devon College nationally recognised for its 'Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships'.
New rules on staying at home and away from others
Help shape Torbay's new five-year Heritage Strategy by completing a short online survey.
Invitation for submission of artwork to Young Artizans Open Exhibition taking place this Spring.
New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident.
Events in the Geopark
Meet our patron
Television's favourite geologist Prof. Iain Stewart is patron of the English Riviera Geopark.
Iain is the presenter of Journeys from the Centre of the Earth, the award winning BBC series Earth - The Power of the Planet and his current BBC series How Earth Made Us.
Hong Kong GeoparkIn November 2009, the English Riviera Geopark signed a partnership agreement with the Hong Kong Geopark, allowing both Geoparks to strengthen their international relationship. Click here to find out more about our sister Geopark