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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

10 Nov

JOB VACANCY - Conference Director

The English Riviera Global Geopark has been awarded the prestigious honour of hosting the 7th Interntational UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks in 2016. Conference Director application deadline 24 November 2014.  

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
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Events in the Geopark

15 - 16 Nov

Mammoth FREE Museum Weekend

Torquay Museum
As part of theMammoth Appeal Torquay Museum is opening its doors for a fantastic FREE weekend....
4 Dec

Christmas at the Farm

Occombe Farm
Come and join us for an evening of shopping and Christmas activities. There will be a Christmas...
6 Dec

Monster Saturday: The Big Freeze

Torquay Museum
Imagine what it was like in the Ice Age, find out about the ice caps and glaciers! Make special Big...
7 Dec

Winter Bird Walk

Broadsands, Paignton
Brush up on your Gull, Diver and Grebes identification skills at Broadsands with local expert Mike...
7 Dec


Kents Cavern
Book early! Sunday 7th December Sat/Sun 13th/14th December Sat 20th to Tue 23rd December...
14 Dec

Christmas Natural Wreath Making

Occombe Farm Yurt
Get into the festive spirit at this fun Christmas workshop and create an eye-catching wreath out of...