Welcome to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark - One of Earth's Extraordinary Places! A beautiful landscape of dramatic changes, of exploration, discovery and fun.
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 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
Students from four primary schools in Torbay are to perform a promenade version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth underground in Kents Cavern
Join us at 12pm where pupils from White Rock Primary School will be at Cockington Court with The Junkman for a one hour worldwide celebration of Mother Earth. We will be linking up with other UNESCO Global Geopark locations from around the world. Click to read more.
Korean university students visit English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark to learn about Geotourism and Devon’s outstanding geological heritage.
Prize winning students from Korea visited the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark for a research visit during July.
Torbay’s UNESCO Geopark reached out to the Bay’s international visitors by adding a welcome message in nine different languages on the 2018 Geopark festival leaflet.
To kick start the 10th Geopark Festival celebrations the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark is delighted to launch the Earth Echoes film. This film documents the development of the incredible community-led opening ceremony of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks held at the RICC in September 2016.
A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
THE organisers of the recent international conference on Geoparks in Torbay have been praised by the network's international board.
Some 800 delegates from all over the world came to Torquay last week for the seventh International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The event was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
HUNDREDS of delegates from all around the world have converged on Torbay for one of the most important conferences ever held locally this week.
The International Conference on Unesco Global Geoparks has attracted more than 700 delegates from 120 global geoparks from 63 different countries to Torquay.
Events in the Geopark
1 Feb - 31 Dec
An exhibition of works and artefacts that help celebrate the rich maritime heritage of the Bay....
23 Apr - 24 Dec
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best...
20 Nov - 24 Dec
Our Geopark Ambassador Artists are celebrating Torbay’s dramatic landscape and uniquely...
2 - 24 Dec
Come along, find out and get caught up in the magic as another exciting Christmas adventure...
4 Dec - 13 Jan
In mid January we launch an exhibition of works by the Torbay Photographic Society. Alongside...
17 - 21 Dec
Tots come along to Occombe for a very Christmassy morning! We will start of with some festive...
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