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Welcome to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark - One of Earth's Extraordinary Places!  A beautiful landscape of dramatic changes, of exploration, discovery and fun.

UNESCO Global Geoparks share the story of our Planet.

A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest designated by UNESCO.  A place where you can touch a very special part of the Earth's story and be amazed by the extraordinary landscapes, mountains, coastlines, places and people. 

Our Geopark, covering the entire area of Torbay, is Naturally Inspiring.  It shares stories of a landscape untouched by glaciation 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

12 Nov

Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs

New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident. 
22 Oct

Geopark partners win at English Riviera Tourism Awards

Geopark key and associate partners celebrate wins at inaugural English Riviera Tourism awards.
27 Aug

Art Exhibition Celebrating Torbay's Creative Heritage Tours to HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital

Successful Geopark Ambassador Artist exhibtion goes on tour to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
15 Aug

How a Devon quarry solved a debate about the Earth's history

Find out how a quarry in Torquay has played a small but important part in the history of the planet. 
14 Aug

Discover the Artists Working to Celebrate South Devon’s UNESCO Status

Geopark Ambassador Artists showcase their work to UNESCO recognised evaulators. 
8 Aug

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark hosts international evaluators as part of four year revalidation process

ERGO hosts two UNESCO recognised inspectors as part of revalidation process. 
26 Jul

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark announces new Associate Partners

Local organisations and businesses invited to become offical Geopark partners. 
21 May

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival

Celebrate our unique UNESCO Global Geopark status with us this half term at the English Riviera Geopark Festival from 25 – 31 May 2019.

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Events in the Geopark

28 - 27 Jun

Devon Torbay Young Archaeologists’ Club

Torquay Museum
Devon Torbay YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all sorts...
11 Jan - 2 Feb

Locals Month at Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern, 91 Ilsham Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JF
Our key partner site Kents Cavern are offering all TQ, EX and PL residents two great deals. 50%...
7 - 28 Feb

Torbay Guild of Artists: Vision of Art

Torre Abbey
A showcase of stunning images by the Torbay Guild of Artists. This exhibition will be held in the...
8 - 23 Feb

‘Ghost’ an Exhibition by Sarah Strachan

Torre Abbey
An exhibition developed to raise awareness of the climate change crisis, Ghost is made up of 100s...
8 - 23 Feb

‘The Theatre of the Extinct’ an Exhibition by Sarah Strachan

Torre Abbey
An exhibition developed to raise awareness of the climate change crisis, The Theatre of the...
15 - 18 Feb

Cockington Heritage Spotter Trail

Cockington Visitor Centre
Spot some of Cockington’s finest heritage features whilst exploring the park. Listen out...
17 - 21 Feb

Meet our Animals – February

Occombe Farm
Come and discover the farm animals of Occombe and even get the chance to feed some of them!...
17 Feb

Tails on the Trail Adventure!

Occombe Farm
Half Term at Occombe - Come along to Occombe Farm and discover the Tails on the Trail! We have...
26 Feb

Tots Go Wild – February

Occombe Farm
Tots come along to Occombe for this morning of discovery, on the farm with winter crafting and...