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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

27 May


To kick start the 10th Geopark Festival celebrations the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is delighted to launch the Earth Echoes film. This film documents the development of the incredible community-led opening ceremony of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks held at the RICC in September 2016.
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.

More news...

Events in the Geopark

1 Feb - 31 Dec

Torbay and the Sea

Torre Abbey
An exhibition of works and artefacts that help celebrate the rich maritime heritage of the Bay....
23 Apr - 24 Dec

Cave Tours

Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best...
25 May

Berry Head Bat Walks

Berry Head National Nature Reserve
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway...
26 May - 3 Jun

Geopark Festival 2018!

Various Locations
Celebrate our unique UNESCO Global Geopark status with us! There will be a range of fantastic...
26 - 27 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Street Art Fossils

Torre Abbey
Use Devon soils to draw Devonian fossils. Coloured pastels have been hand made from local...
26 May - 5 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Wildlife Tracker Quest

Occombe Farm
Discovery Trail – Do you have what it takes to track down the critters at Occombe Farm...
26 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Rock Stars Trail at Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum
Have fun with our ‘Rock Stars’ trail! Find the hidden ‘Rock Stars’ of...
26 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Cockington Court Sculpture Trail 18 Launch Week

Cockington Court
Follow the Art Path around Cockington Court. 18 selected local artists will exhibit over 25...
26 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Stone Age Cave Painting by Torchlight

Torquay Museum
Become a stone-age cave artist and make your own cave painting by torchlight with the Squircle...
26 May - 3 Jun

Wild About Cockington - Exhibition

Cockington Country Park
A temporary exhibition showcasing the wild side of Cockington Country Park. Time: 11am - 3pm...
27 May - 2 Jun


Kents Cavern
Learn about how prehistoric people survived in the coldest conditions. Learn how to make fire,...
28 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - ‘Meet the Ancestors’ - Guided interactive tours

Torquay Museum
‘Meet the Ancestors’ at Torquay Museum! Join us for our guided interactive tours of...
29 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Geopark Adventures

Indigos Go Wild Adventure Playground
Special session for all the family at Indigos including fossil hunting, pre-historic bug...
29 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Rockpool Ramble May

Goodrington Beach
Join our Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust marine ranger and explore the incredible marine life...
30 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL- Guided Tour of Prestigious Berry Head

Berry Head National Nature Reserve
Two hour guided walking tour that will provide the total geopark experience explained, from our...
30 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Geopark Adventures

Fort Apache Adventure Playground
Special session for all the family at Fort Apache including fossil hunting, pre-historic bug...
30 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Super Fossils at Torre Abbey!

Torre Abbey
Come and celebrate the Geopark Festival with the Squircle Arts team at Torre Abbey. Make your...
31 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Geopark Adventures

Wild Fox Adventure Playground
Special session at Wild Fox including fossil hunting, pre-historic bug hunting, painting...
31 May

Farm 2 Fork Day

Occombe Farm
A whole day of fun on the farm learning where our food comes from and what makes an organic farm...
31 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Geopark Scrappy Workshop

Torre Abbey
Come along to make a creature that you would find in Torbay - a horseshoe bat, seahorse or...
1 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Fossil Frenzy Fun at Lupton!

Lupton House
Come and celebrate the Geopark Festival with the Squircle Arts team at Lupton House. Have fun...
9 - 10 Jun

GB6GEO - Global Communications Weekend

Kents Cavern
Torbay Amateur Radio Society returns to Kents Cavern to manage the UNESCO Global Geoparks...