ENGLISH RIVIERA GLOBAL GEOPARK
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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

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.
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
23 Sep

English Riviera Scoops International Conference

TORBAY has won the bid to host the 7th UNESCO International conference on  Global Geoparks in September 2016.

More than 600 delegates from all around the globe are expected to take part  in the event.

23 Sep

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.
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Events in the Geopark

23 - 31 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Fossil Hunt

Kents Cavern
Fossil Hunt Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 31st May While going around Kents Cavern can you...
23 - 31 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Family Geopark Letter Box Trail

Occombe Farm
Family Geopark Letter Box Trail Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 31st May Your chance to take...
23 - 30 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Rock Stars Trail

Torquay Museum
As you look around the museum see if you can find all the stars of our local geology in this fun...
23 - 24 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL Global Communication Weekend

Kents Cavern
Radio Amateur Station (organised by the Torbay Amateur Radio Society), callsign GB6GEO, will be...
23 May - 28 Jun

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Materials Matter

Seachange Studtio, Cockington Court
Exhibition of the pathway from raw materials to handmade crafts: rooted in the land, grown in its...
28 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Stone Age At Churston Library!

Churston Library
Stone Age stories and crafts for 4 – 11 year olds. Venue: Churston Library Time: 9.30am...
28 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Stone Age At Paignton Library!

Paignton Library
Stone Age stories and crafts for 4 – 11 year olds. Venue: Paignton Library Time: 2pm Cost:...
29 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Berry Head Bat Walk

Berry Head
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats emerge from their roosts in caves...
29 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Art Sketching Underground

Kents Cavern
Time: 5:30pm til late 5:30 - 6:00 Familiarisation tour of the caves 6:00 - 6:45 Art tutorial...
29 May

Kids Cookery School - Summer Special

Occombe Farm
Summer is almost here, have a go at making picnic treats to take home with you and impress your...
29 May

GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Berry Head Bat Walks

Berry Head
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway Site....
14 Jun

Walls Hill Walk

Walls Hill
Enjoy a summer stroll with a Trust ranger and learn more about the rare wildflowers and butterflies...
20 Jun

Stone Age School - Rock Band!


Caves throughout Europe have revealed evidence that Stone Age people had musical instruments....
23 Jun - 3 Jul

International Intensive Course on Geoparks - Geoeducation in action: Geoconservation, geotourism and sustainable development

University of the Aegean, Mytilene and Natural History Museum, Sigri - Lesvos
To find the full information about the International Intensive Course on Geoparks and to register...
26 Jun

Berry Head Bat Walks

Berry Head
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway Site....