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Welcome to the English Riviera 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

20 Jul

Cultural Volunteering Researcher (part-time) Opportunity

Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) are carrying out a piece of work to measure and evaluate the scope and value of volunteering within the cultural sector in Torbay.
21 May

Geopark fun for all in Torbay starts this weekend!

All things outdoors are being celebrated at this year's English Riviera Global Geopark Festival which kicks off this weekend.
1 May

Remains of Britain's first human to return to Torquay

The fragment of human jawbone that represents the earliest evidence for anatomically modern humans in North West Europe is soon to return from The Natural History Museum in London.
23 Apr

What a Challenge!

Jo Coish, has set herself  the challenge of completing all six of this year's GeoPark Adventure's events
8 Apr

Global Geoparks Conference gains UNESCO support

The 7th International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016, being held in Torquay on the English Riviera, has been granted the patronage of UNESCO by their Director-General, Irina Bokova in Paris.

26 Oct

European students visit to experience English Riviera Geopark

STUDENTS from schools in Hungary, Italy, Norway, France and Germany have been in  Torbay to learn more about the wonders of the English Riviera Global Geopark.
22 Oct

First Geopark Cycle Sportive is a resounding success

TORBAY’S first GeoPark Cycle Sportive was a resounding success with some  great times recorded by Carl Allen-Dobson and Jade Rogers for the 80k course  and  Martin Cauldwell for the 40.
10 Oct

GeoPark Adventure team attracting cyclists for its first ever Torbay Sportive

Cyclists are signing up for the first ever Geopark Sportive
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Events in the Geopark

11 - 13 Sep

Geopark Walking Weekend

Various Locations
Come and walk the English Riviera’s globally-recognised Geopark and learn about...
11 - 20 Sep

125th International Agatha Christie Festival

Various venues across Torbay, with Torre Abbey the Festival Hub.
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Queen of Crime in Torquay, the 2015...
13 Sep

Breadmaking for Beginners

Occombe Farm
Learn the essentials of breadmaking and discover how quick and easy producing delicious loaves of...
19 Sep

Volunteer Beach Clean

Saltern Cove
Love your beach? Care about your coast? Then join us for Beachwatch Big Weekend and help out with a...
19 Sep

Stone Age School - Doctor!

Kents Cavern
Stone Age people got sick just like us, but they didnt have the medicines that we use to today....
25 - 27 Sep

Devonshire Marbles Weekend

Book launch at Torquay Museum followed by weekend field visits
This meeting celebrates the publication of Prof Walkden’s new GA guide Devonshire marbles:...
27 Sep

Cider Making Workshop

Occombe Farm
Discover the art of cider making in this practical one day workshop: Included in this workshop you...