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Covid-19 Information:  The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark has plenty of open space and fresh air to enjoy at a safe distance for exercising with Berry Head National Nature Reserve, the South West Coast Path, stunning beaches and rocky shorelines throughout.  Please ensure that you follow and are adhering to the latest Government guidance.


UNESCO Global Geoparks share the story of our Planet.

A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest designated by UNESCO.  A place where you can touch a very special part of the Earth's story and be amazed by the extraordinary landscapes, mountains, coastlines, places and people. 

Our Geopark, covering the entire area of Torbay, is Naturally Inspiring.  It shares stories of a landscape untouched by glaciation 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

24 Mar

Coronavirus Information

New rules on staying at home and away from others
30 Jan

Views wanted on Torbay's heritage and a chance to win membership to Key Partner site

Help shape Torbay's new five-year Heritage Strategy by completing a short online survey. 
30 Jan

Young Artizans Open Exhibition 2020

Invitation for submission of artwork to Young Artizans Open Exhibition taking place this Spring.
12 Nov

Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs

New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident. 
22 Oct

Geopark partners win at English Riviera Tourism Awards

Geopark key and associate partners celebrate wins at inaugural English Riviera Tourism awards.
27 Aug

Art Exhibition Celebrating Torbay's Creative Heritage Tours to HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital

Successful Geopark Ambassador Artist exhibtion goes on tour to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
15 Aug

How a Devon quarry solved a debate about the Earth's history

Find out how a quarry in Torquay has played a small but important part in the history of the planet. 
14 Aug

Discover the Artists Working to Celebrate South Devon’s UNESCO Status

Geopark Ambassador Artists showcase their work to UNESCO recognised evaulators. 
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Events in the Geopark

28 - 27 Jun

Devon Torbay Young Archaeologists’ Club

Torquay Museum
Devon Torbay YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all sorts...
28 Mar - 19 Apr

Easter Egglow

Kents Cavern
Join Kents Cavern this holiday for Easter Egglow, a brand new event for 2020. See spectacular...
18 Apr

EARTH DAY Workshop - 'Dear Earth, i'm trying....'

Artizan Collective Gallery, Fleet Walk, Torquay
'Dear Earth, i'm trying......' Artizan Gallery speaks to experts in 5 key climate action areas...
20 Apr

EARTH DAY Protest & Rebellion - youth theatre project auditions

Palace Theatre, Paignton
Auditions for the upcoming 'Protest & Rebellion' production for young people aged 11-20....
22 Apr

EARTH DAY Coastal Adventures with Sea Kayak Torbay

Launching from within the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark, you will be guided on a journey through...
22 Apr

EARTH DAY 'Dear Earth, i'm trying....' - Postcard Presentation

Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay
Following the 'Dear Earth, i'm trying...' workshop, Artizan will host a presentation evening...
24 Apr - 31 Jul

EARTH DAY #CleanUpYourDoorstep litter picking campaign

Various across the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark
We can all make a difference! What if everyone living in the English Riviera UNESCO Global...