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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.

Over the coming weeks the Geopark social media pages will provide all the information you need but for those over 70 and anyone who has been shielding for other reasons we are coordinating special opportunities and opening times with our partner sites to help you feel more comfortable as you start to venture out again. To find out more about this and the rest of the Geopark transformation plans as they come online click here



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

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.
12 Nov

Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs

New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident. 
More news...

Events in the Geopark

9 Nov

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Underground

Kents Cavern
Experience theatre in a truly magnificent setting. Join the actors as they perform around you. A...