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Welcome to the
English Riviera

Located in South Devon and comprising the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, The English Riviera is a walker’s paradise. Its sheltered position, mild climate and numerous walking trails through verdant woodlands, along winding coastal paths and hidden tracks, provides the perfect destination for walkers of all abilities.

Not only does the stunning South West Coastal Path meander along our coastline, The English Riviera also holds the accolade for being an UNESCO Geopark. There are 140 Geoparks in the World and ours is the only seaside resort with this status.

With all this natural beauty on our doorstep, we are eager to share it with you. Our new Festival offers a mouth-watering mix of walks and talks that will entertain and inform in equal measures. The walks are hosted by experienced tour guides, but the web site also contains a selection of self-guided walks which you can enjoy at your own leisure.

It’s simple to take part….either go to the ‘Programme Festival’ page, ‘Walks’ page or ‘Talks’ page to choose your preferred events. Spaces are likely to fill quickly, so put your best foot forward and start booking!

Reviews
Lulu
Lulu
20/01/2022
What an interesting day! What an interesting day! As a local I learnt so much that I never knew and I will see the area in a whole new light. Was great as I could bring my dog and she had a fab time sniffing her way round! Graham is warm and knowledgeable with a great sense of fun. I can't believe how little I knew before! As fab day out for some exercise on a non-muddy surface, bit of sight seeing and a really interesting story!
Mandy S
Mandy S
19/01/2022
Fascinating tour.. interactive, informative and interesting…. Whilst walking by the sea! Win win! What a fabulous morning with Graham! Time flew by as he passionately told us the story of Agatha Christie. He took us to key points in Torquay whilst explaining the fascinating life she lead. It was entertaining, interactive and throughly interesting…. Thank you Graham for sharing your knowledge so passionately! I laughed, learnt and exercised all at the same time! Highly recommended.
ruthiephillips
ruthiephillips
09/12/2021
Totes amazing tour about Agatha Christie’s Life and Torquay Our info packed Agatha Christie tour, led by Graham, was an absolute delight from start to finish . Graham was full of facts, interesting details and fascinating insights into the life of the country’s iconic crime writer. We were delighted with the scope of knowledge and background information about Agatha Christie that Graham shared with such humour and style. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this walking tour to anyone - be they a Christie fan or just someone interested in the local history of Torquay.
Karen F
Karen F
27/11/2021
Interesting insight to the life of Agatha Christie We are keen ‘walking tour’ enthusiasts, and the Agatha Christie tour was one of the best we have done. The 3 hours passed by very quickly as we walked through the town and visited the sites and heard the story of Agatha Christie from our guide, Graham.
Julie W
Julie W
29/10/2021
Walking tour of Torquay, based around Agatha Christie's life. Really enjoyed our tour because of the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide, Graham. He brought Agatha Christie to life for us and combined this with an opportunity to explore Torquay
MrsBatch
MrsBatch
27/10/2021
Really informative and fun tour Took my mum (80) on this 3 hour walking tour with Graham. What a lovely chap he was. So easy to be with. He informed and amused us with his stories of Agatha and other interesting anecdotes/facts. The time went so quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend. Would also take another tour with him if we are back in the area.
JRH1968
JRH1968
26/10/2021
Fascinating and engaging walk Thank you so much Graham for our tour last week. We all enjoyed it so much - our daughter too, which believe me is a real achievement to keep a tween girl engaged over the course of a four hour walk! I’d recommend spending some time with you to anyone visiting the Torquay area, not just for Agatha Christie fans. We learnt so much. You’re a great story teller and a fountain of knowledge.
heidi_olli
heidi_olli
25/10/2021
This Tour is a must for Agatha Christie Lovers! We had a wonderful tour with Graham end of October 2021. Graham did an amazing job providing us with fun and interesting information about Agatha - we really felt we got to know her at a more personal level. Graham was punctual, polite, informative, funny and very accommodating - also for my 12-year old son. An absolute delight for any Agatha Christie lovers!
AshSur1
AshSur1
24/10/2021
Best Walking Tour I booked on the "Hidden Harbour" walking tour with Graham Kerr in early September. The walk was around 2.5 hours and covered so much it is hard to remember everything! Just a few of the topics included historical events, famous people, local architecture, geography, and of course, Agatha Christie. Graham presented the information in a very entertaining, interesting and fun way. His knowledge of the local area is incredible! It was one of the best walks I have been on and I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Torquay.
FrequentFlier398884
FrequentFlier398884
01/10/2021
Immerse yourself in Christie and Torquay This three hour tour just flew by as we became totally immersed in the life of Agatha Christie. By the end we felt that we had some real insight into her both character and her private life.