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Welcome to the English Riviera UNESCO Global 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

27 May


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.
10 Mar

Sign of Geopark status

A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
7 Nov
4 Oct

English Riviera welcomes the world for Unesco Global Geopark conference

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.

29 Jul

'Why I Support The English Riviera Geopark'

Prof Steward, who is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University, said: "AS patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, I am delighted that the 7th International Conference will be taking place here in Devon, in an area of such outstanding beauty as well as geological significance.
29 Jul

7th International conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks- Supplemant

The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
29 Jul

Solution for Hopes Nose on the horizon

Torbay Council is asking for feedback from residents on putting in place a Public Spaces Protection Order at Hopes Nose, Torquay.


18 Jul

Win great prizes with your Geopark selfies

WE'RE all off on a selfie scavenger hunt — and you're all invited to join us.

All summer long we are joining South Devon College for a celebration of our magnificent Geopark South Devon scenery, and there are great prizes to be won.

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Events in the Geopark

1 Feb - 31 Dec

Torbay and the Sea

Torre Abbey
An exhibition of works and artefacts that help celebrate the rich maritime heritage of the Bay....
21 Mar

Nature Walk

Occombe Farm, Paignton
Join the Ranger for a stroll at Occombe, looking at signs of spring and tasting some wild edible...
26 Mar

Tot's Go Wild! March

Occombe Farm
Fun on the farm! Become a little farmer for the morning and help feed the farm animals and make...
30 Mar

Occombe Spring Quest

Occombe Farm
Spring has Sprung here at Occombe! Can you solve the clues on our Springtime quest. Please note-...
30 Mar

Cockington Explorer Challenge

Cockington Country Park
Collect a challenge pack from the Visitor Centre and set off on an adventure around the park with...
3 Apr

Rockpool Ramble April

Goodrington Beach, Paignton
Join our marine ranger and explore the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay's rock pools....
3 Apr

Farm 2 Fork Day

Occombe Farm
A whole day of fun on the farm learning where our food comes from and what makes an organic farm...
10 Apr

Farm 2 Fork Day

Occombe Farm
A whole day of fun on the farm learning where our food comes from and what makes an organic farm...