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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

17 Nov

Torbay gets UNESCO status as new “UNESCO Global Geoparks” programme announced

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.

9 Oct

Biggest international event since the 1950s coming to Torbay next year.

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.
30 Sep

International visitors will flock to enjoy English Riviera's great outdoors.

HUNDREDS of international enthusiasts will be flocking to the English Riviera to enjoy the great outdoors on our doorstep next year.

23 Sep

BUSINESS PROFILE: Conserving earth's heritage top of agenda.

Conference director is David Randall who here talks to Herald Express  Business Editor Jan Wooster about the International Conference on Global Geoparks 2016.
22 Sep

£11.6m Geopark status assured for another four years after inspections.

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.


16 Sep

Businesses sign up to Conference

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.
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.
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Events in the Geopark

12 Sep - 12 Dec

Britain's First Human

Torquay Museum
Torquay Museum and the Natural History Museum London are collaborating on an incredible joint...
9 - 14 Nov


Kent's Cavern
Butterfly Theatre are back underground with another Shakespeare classic "A Midsummer Night's...
5 - 5 Dec

Monster Saturday - Meet the Ancestors

Torquay Museum
Find out about our human ancestors that first occupied Britain 500,000 years ago and the animals...
6 Dec

Winter Bird Walk

Winter Bird Walk Date: 6 December 2015 Brush up on your Gull, Diver and Grebes identification...