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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

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.
10 May

Cary Arms will play host to Geoparks VIPs

TORQUAY'S Cary Arms in Babbacombe Bay has been chosen to host a group of international VIP guests who will be visiting Torbay in September.

The English Riviera was granted the status of Global Geopark in 2007, resulting in international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage.

Now the Bay is hosting the seventh international conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in September.

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Events in the Geopark

24 Sep - 18 Feb

Warriors of The Ancient World

Torquay Museum
NEW for Autumn/Winter 2016 Warriors of the Ancient World: Epic Movie Arms and Armour is a...
3 Jan - 31 Dec

Stone Age School Saturday Club

Kents Cavern
Learn primitive Stone Age skills every month in our Stone Age School.Suitable for kids ages 6-12...
1 Feb

Tots Go Wild

Occombe Farm
Tots come along to Occombe for a winters morning of discovery, get creative with clay and join in...
11 Feb - 19 Mar

Cockington Horses Exhibition

Cockington Court
A temporary exhibition of all things horsey in Cockington past and present. 11.00-15.00 every...
11 - 19 Feb

February Half Term!

Kents Cavern
Go underground this Half Term for some fun familly filled activities, coastal walks and regular...
13 Feb

Kids Winter Warmer Cookery

Occombe Farm Cookery School
Kids join us on winters day to cook up a storm in the kitchen! we will make some favourite winter...
13 - 17 Feb

Occombe Natural Treasure Hunt

Occombe Farm
Date: 13 February 2017 - 17 February 2017 Calling all treasure hunters! Can you find the natural...
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...
17 Feb

Rock Pool Ramble

Seashore Centre
Join our marine ranger in exploring the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay’s rock...