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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

23 Jan

Hellen Sky Artists Residency at Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey, Torquay
Hellen Sky will be continuing research for her latest ongoing work which focuses on environments,...
28 Jan

Bird Watch Day

Cockington Country Park
Bird-themed activities for all the family at Cockington Visitor Centre Make a bird feeder: drop...
10 - 18 Feb

Love Cockington Exhibition

Cockington Visitor Centre
A temporary exhibition of cards, messages and items of sentiment from Cockington's past and...
11 - 19 Feb

Stone Age Half Term

Kents Cavern
Go underground this Half Term for some fun family filled activities, coastal walks around the...
12 - 16 Feb

Valentine Quest

Occombe Farm, Paignton
Will you be my Valentine! Visit Occombe and discover how our local wildlife live and love at this...
13 Feb

February Rockpool Ramble

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

Kids Holiday Club February Half Term

Occombe Farm
Come along to Occombe for a day of discovery and fun! Start the day by helping to feed the...