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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

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.
31 Jul

Bid to host 2016 Global Geoparks Conference

THE English Riviera Geopark is bidding to host an international Unesco conference in the Bay.
30 May

Kents Cavern wins funding bid for Project Firestone.

The Kents Cavern Foundation (KCF), the new charitable organisation delivering education, scientific research and conservation at Devon’s award winning caverns, has received £42,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Project Firestone
22 May

Fun events for all the family at the English Riviera Geopark Festival

Celebrate The English Riviera UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark at this years  Geopark Festival - 24 May to 1 June 2014.
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Events in the Geopark

28 Mar - 12 Apr

Easter Holiday Underground Fun!

Kents Cavern
Go underground this Easter! Fun cave tours all day every day with lots of Easter activities to...
31 Mar

Lecture - What we learn from history is that we don't learn from History

Torquay Museum
On Tuesday 31st March Chris Lewis will be giving an interactive talk and discussion entitled " What...
2 Apr

Kids Cookery School - Easter Baking

Occombe Farm
Join us for a hands-on day in our kids cookery school, have a go at baking Easter treats to take...
18 Apr

Stone Age School - Firemaker!

Kents Cavern
Try your hand at making fire. Stone Age people couldn't rely on lighters and matches, come and...
26 Apr

Occombe Woods Woodland Craft Day

Occombe Farm
For adults and children (8+). Join Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust for a fantastic day out in...