Geopark partners support the work of the Geopark with services in kind and/or cash donations.
Official Geopark Partners
KENTS CAVERN is a prehistoric show cave, open for guided tours all year, with a record of ancient human occupation going back an incredible 500,000 years. The cave is a protected national monument and a site of special scientific interest. www.kents-cavern.co.ukPaignton Pleasure Cruises offer a wide range of ferry connections and specialist cruise trips across the waters of the English Riviera Geopark and up and down the river Dart to Agatha Christie's house at Greenway Quay. http://www.paigntonpleasurecruises.co.uk/ TORBAY COAST & COUNTRYSIDE TRUST is responsible for the Seashore Centre (pictured here), Berryhead National Nature Reserve and Cockington Court. This independent charity is responsible for the management of the majority of Torbay's public open space, including the main geological sites of importance. www.countryside-trust.org.uk TORBAY COUNCIL's ambition is to promote the Geopark brand in all areas of our work. Geopark status should be the vehicle that drives us towards a prosperous bay for our residents and visitors alike. The council is honored to be part of the ERGO partnership and will work tirelessly to promote and protect our Geopark. www.torbay.gov.uk THE UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH has strengths in the Geosciences, Environmental Sciences and Marine Sciences. Staff and students from the university are involved in geological research within the Geopark and provide geological expertise and advice on the interpretation and communication of their science. www.plymouth.ac.uk NATURAL ENGLAND is delighted to be associated with the European Geopark Network. Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value,the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings. www.naturalengland.co.uk PALM 105.5 your truly local radio station is proud to support the English Riviera Geopark! www.palm.fm SOUTH WEST TOURISM is the official regional tourist board, working to encourage the development of tourism in Bath, Bristol, Bournemouth/Poole, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire (including Cotswolds & Forest of Dean destinations) and Wiltshire. www.swtourism.co.uk
SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE offers study for all ages and levels: Health, Sciences, ‘A' Levels, Environment, Land-Based, Business, Management, Tourism, Hospitality, Marine, Engineering, Construction, Sports, Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Automotive, Hair & Beauty. Students study Foundation Degrees at the College, completing the final year to full Honours at university. www.southdevon.ac.uk
ADULT AND COMMUNITY LEARNING in Brixham, Torquay and Paignton also provide wonderful opportunites, courses and events all year roundPEPLOWS is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. Using local knowledge and financial expertise we work alongside businesses within the Geopark acting proactively to help identify opportunities, avoid threats and build on strengths to improve performance and help business leaders to realise their full potential. www.peplows.co.uk TORQUAY MUSEUM is a large independent museum with extensive collections of prehistoric artefacts and remains. The museum also displays rocks and fossils that chart the early history of South Devon and has a gallery devoted to Agatha Christie the Bay's most famous daughter. www.torquaymuseum.org CREATIVE TORBAY is a one stop website for creative and cultural consumers and practitioners. Come and check out the site for the latest cultural events, news and jobs in the region, or why not set up your own directory page - all hosted on a site that like the GeoPark marries beauty with function. www.creativetorbay.com
HERITAGE SOUTH DEVON providespersonal Guided Walks - Lecture/Illustrated Talks providing customised interpretation of Torbay's unique Geopark set within the spectrum of South Devon's Heritage. All provided through the ever expanding knowledge and experiences of a life-time by John Risdon