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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

20 Jul

Cultural Volunteering Researcher (part-time) Opportunity

Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) are carrying out a piece of work to measure and evaluate the scope and value of volunteering within the cultural sector in Torbay.
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
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Events in the Geopark

6 Aug

Meet the Occombe Bees

Occombe Farm
Meet Occombe bee keeper Gerry Stuart and find out about these incredibly fascinating insects. Get...
8 Aug

Seabirds and Paella at Berry Head

Berry Head
Learn more about seawatching and migrating seabirds, for keen birdwatchers. Trawlers regularly...
14 Aug

Berry Head Bat Walk

Berry Head
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway...
17 Aug

Rockpool Safari at Goodrington Sands

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

Meet the Occombe Bees

Occombe Farm
Meet Occombe bee keeper Gerry Stuart and find out about these incredibly fascinating insects. Get...
22 Aug

Stone Age School - Tool Maker!

Kents Cavern
Join us with an expert to find out how Stone Age people made their tools out of Flint stone. Make a...
24 Aug

Adult Snorkelling Safari at Goodrington Sands

The Seashore Centre
Explore the fabulous underwater world of the Geopark! Join our Marine Rangers for a very special...
25 Aug

Kids Go Wild in the Woods - Holiday Club Days

Occombe Farm
Explore the wilder side of Occombe with a day of fun, outdoor activities including firecraft and...
30 Aug

Geo Swim

Goodrington Sands
EVENTGeoSwim Welcome to the home of the GeoPark Bay Swimming. This challenging event takes...