CANCELLED - UNESCO Geopark Festival

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Various locations on the English Riviera, Torbay, Devon, TQ2 5JG

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UNESCO Geopark Festival, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Devon

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The annual English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival is our chance to show how all the Geopark partners work together to share the wonders of our Geopark through an inspiring programme of activities and events. 

Further details coming soon. 

The English Riviera’s breath-taking landscape has designated UNESCO Global Geopark status, one of only seven in the entire UK and 140 in the world. 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.  UNESCO Global Geoparks share the story of our Planet. 

Celebrate our designated UNESCO Global Geopark at this year's Geopark Festival. A wide range of events will be available to visitors and residents at a number of locations across the bay. There's a range of events taking place all week for you to enjoy, explore and experience all of the different aspects of the Global Geopark.

The annual festival provides the ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to discover what makes Torbay’s geological and cultural history so unique and special. There’s a wide range of free and paid for events all week that can help all ages enjoy, explore and experience all the different aspects of the Geopark.

From art exhibitions, fossils, trails, caves, workshops, nature spotting, guided walks and special sightseeing tours from the sea taking place across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, there is something for everyone.

Why not stay over for this event?  Click here to search for accommodation availability.

What is a Geopark..

UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development.

A UNESCO Global Geopark uses its geological heritage, in connection With all other aspects of the area’s natural and cultural heritage, to enhance awareness and understanding of key issues facing society, such as using our Earth’s resources sustainably, mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing the impact of natural disasters.

By raising awareness of the importance of the area’s geological heritage in history and society today, UNESCO Global Geoparks give local people a sense of pride in their region and strengthen their identification with the area.

The creation of innovative local enterprises, new jobs and high quality training courses is stimulated as new sources of revenue are generated through geotourism, while the geological resources of the area are protected.

For more information on the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark please visit the official website. 

The Official Guide to the English Riviera Global Geopark is available to purchase online, from the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre in Torquay or by calling 01803 211211.

 

Opening Times

UNESCO Geopark Festival (CANCELLED) (23 May 2020 - 31 May 2020)

* Provisional dates

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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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