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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

23 Apr - 10 Sep

Sculpture Trail

Cockington Court
New for 2017 Follow our Art Path and discover sculptures created by local artists placed within...
30 Apr - 29 Oct

Food and Craft Market

Cockington Court
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique,...
27 May - 4 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Secrets of Our Geopark

Occombe Farm
Join us at Occombe Farm this holiday to dicover the secrets of Torbay. Follow our quest to...
27 May - 3 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Geopark & Local History Quiz

Paignton Library
Be a Geopark detective! Can you follow the quiz trail around the library and find the hidden...
27 May - 3 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Make your own cave!

Brixham Heritage Museum
Create your own prehistoric cave model to take home with you. Colouring sheets available...
27 May - 3 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL- From Bone Caves to Barracks

Brixham Heritage Museum
Come to Brixham Heritage Museum and find out about; Exciting discoveries made in Brixhams 'Bone...
27 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Monsters of the deep family fun!

Torquay Museum
Monsters of the Deep Familly fun day! Come and discover some of the ginat creatures which lived...
27 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Paignton Geoplay Park 5th Birthday Party!

Geoplay Park- Paignton
Saturday 27 May Come and join us to celebrate the first 5 years of the amazing Geoplay Park on...
28 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Food & Craft Markets

Cockington Court
Celebrating Local Food and Craft Sunday 28 May Enjoy a wonderful market celebrating local food...
28 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Introductory Kayak Lesson

Reach Outdoors, Goodrington
Introductory Kayak Lessons. Get yourself on the water and able to see our wonderful Geopark close...
29 May - 2 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Alice in Wonderland Underground

Kents Cavern
A brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, by Butterfly Theatre Company....
29 May - 3 Jun


Kents Cavern
Hunt for local fossils around the visitor centre. Claim your prize once you've found them all!...
29 - 30 May


Torre Abbey
Use Devon soils to draw Devonian Fossils. Familly drop in session for 3 years+. Coloured pastels...
30 May


Goodrington Sands
Join our marine ranger and explore the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay's rock pools....
30 - 31 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Delicious Geopark-Kids Cookery

Occombe Farm Cookery School
Join us in the kitchen to make some tasty treats perfect for a spring picnic in the Geopark!...
30 May


Torquay Museum
Can the Hermit crab find a new home to share with his friends the Bristleworm and the Sea...
31 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Fantastic Fossils

Torquay Museum
Fantastic Fossils- discover some of the amazing fossils in our collections in this hands on...
31 May - 2 Jun


Occombe Farm
Come and discover the farm animals of Occombe, even get the chance to feed some of them! Date:...
1 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Special 2 hour Geopark Cruise

Depart from Torquay Harbour Pontoon
Thursday 1st June Join Prof Malcolm Hart for a special bay cruise with Paignton Pleasure...
2 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVALS-Meet the Ancestors

Torquay Museum
Discover some of the oldest inhabitants who lived in Torbay thousands of years ago. Come face to...
3 - 4 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Global Communication Weekend with Amateur Radio stations set up in Geoparks around the World

Kents Cavern
The Torbay Amateur Radio Society will be back on the airways again this year with the call sign...
16 - 17 Jun

Occombe Beer Festival

Occombe Farm
Occombe Beer Festival is back from the 16-17 June 2017 with beer and cider tasting, live music and...