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

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.
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

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...
2 May

Dawn Chorus and Spring Arrivals

Occombe Farm
Join local bird expert Mike Langman at Occombe Farm and nature reserve for a dawn chorus. The...
16 May

Stone Age School - Cave Art!

Kents Cavern
Come and learn how to make paint the Stone Age way, with rocks pigments for paint and a seashell as...
16 - 17 May

Berry Head Bird Identification 2 day Course -

Berry Head
Improve your bird identification skills with local expert Mike Langman. This two day course...