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
New rules on staying at home and away from others
Help shape Torbay's new five-year Heritage Strategy by completing a short online survey.
Invitation for submission of artwork to Young Artizans Open Exhibition taking place this Spring.
New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident.
Geopark key and associate partners celebrate wins at inaugural English Riviera Tourism awards.
Successful Geopark Ambassador Artist exhibtion goes on tour to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
Find out how a quarry in Torquay has played a small but important part in the history of the planet.
Geopark Ambassador Artists showcase their work to UNESCO recognised evaulators.
Events in the Geopark
28 - 27 Jun
Devon Torbay YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all sorts...
28 Mar - 19 Apr
Join Kents Cavern this holiday for Easter Egglow, a brand new event for 2020. See spectacular...
'Dear Earth, i'm trying......' Artizan Gallery speaks to experts in 5 key climate action areas...
Auditions for the upcoming 'Protest & Rebellion' production for young people aged 11-20....
Launching from within the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark, you will be guided on a journey through...
Following the 'Dear Earth, i'm trying...' workshop, Artizan will host a presentation evening...
24 Apr - 31 Jul
We can all make a difference! What if everyone living in the English Riviera UNESCO Global...
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