Welcome to the English Riviera Geopark and a landscape of dramatic changes, of exploration and discovery.
News from the Geopark
In its 70th anniversary year and 40 years after the creation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Science Commission of UNESCO (United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture) at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris today has approved the statutes of the new “International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme” which will allow for the creation of the new site designation of “UNESCO Global Geoparks” and the re-designation of all 120 existing Global Geoparks, including Torbay, as new UNESCO Global Geoparks.
THE biggest international conference Torquay has hosted since the 1950s is coming to the Bay next year, bringing hundreds of visitors and pumping an estimated £1.4million into the local economy.
HUNDREDS of international enthusiasts will be flocking to the English Riviera to enjoy the great outdoors on our doorstep next year.
Conference director is David Randall who here talks to Herald Express Business Editor Jan Wooster about the International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016.
THE status of the English Riviera Geopark has been assured after an intense series of inspections.
The Torbay geopark organisation has been awarded another four years' membership of the expanding Global Geoparks Network, supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, it was announced in Finland.
Geopark status is said to have brought £11.6million of inward investment to the Bay.
THE seventh International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016 being held in Torquay has announced chartered accountants Francis Clark and the Devon School of English as sponsors.
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.
All things outdoors are being celebrated at this year's English Riviera Global Geopark Festival which kicks off this weekend.
Events in the Geopark
12 Sep - 12 Dec
Torquay Museum and the Natural History Museum London are collaborating on an incredible joint...
9 - 14 Nov
Butterfly Theatre are back underground with another Shakespeare classic "A Midsummer Night's...
5 - 5 Dec
Find out about our human ancestors that first occupied Britain 500,000 years ago and the animals...
Winter Bird Walk Date: 6 December 2015 Brush up on your Gull, Diver and Grebes identification...
Meet our patron
Television's favourite geologist Prof. Iain Stewart is patron of the English Riviera Geopark.
Iain is the presenter of Journeys from the Centre of the Earth, the award winning BBC series Earth - The Power of the Planet and his current BBC series How Earth Made Us.
Hong Kong GeoparkIn November 2009, the English Riviera Geopark signed a partnership agreement with the Hong Kong Geopark, allowing both Geoparks to strengthen their international relationship. Click here to find out more about our sister Geopark