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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

21 May

Geopark fun for all in Torbay starts this weekend!

All things outdoors are being celebrated at this year's English Riviera Global Geopark Festival which kicks off this weekend.
1 May

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.
23 Apr

What a Challenge!

Jo Coish, has set herself  the challenge of completing all six of this year's GeoPark Adventure's events
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.

More news...

Events in the Geopark

14 Jul

Berry Head Bat Walks

Berry Head
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway Site....
18 Jul

Stone Age School - Chef!

Kents Cavern
Previous sessions have been on gathering and fire making, put the two together and we can cook up...
19 Jul

Digital Wildlife Photography Course

Berry Head
Learn how to take digital photographs of Berry Head's wildlife with expert, Mike Langman. This is a...
22 Jul

Occombe Butterfly Walk

Occombe Farm
Join us for lunch and a presentation by Richard Fox from Butterfly Conservation in the community...
24 Jul

Berry Head Bat Walks

Berry Head
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway Site....
25 - 31 Jul

Volunteer! National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2015

Berry Head
Volunteer! National Whale & Dolphin Watch 2015! Date: 25 July 2015 - 31 July 2015 We need...
26 Jul

Marine Wildlife Kayak Tour

The Seashore Centre
Spend an unforgettable day on a kayak tour visiting Torbay’s most beautiful wildlife...
31 Jul

Rockpool Safari at Goodrington Sands

The Seashore Centre
Join our marine ranger in exploring the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay’s rock...
2 Aug

Geopark Triathlon

GeoPark Triathlons- Sunday 2nd August, 8am Start Cost £33 Two challenging distances make...