Warrington Borough Council's Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve has fought off stiff competition from Delamere Forest to be voted North Cheshire and Merseyside's favourite woodland in a recent community consultation by The Mersey Forest.
People from across The Mersey Forest area offered feedback this summer about their local woodlands, using an interactive map to pinpoint their favourite sites, the locations where more woodlands should be planted, and areas where existing woods could be improved.
Risley Moss came out on top as the local area's favourite out of the 207 different woodlands nominated by the public, receiving more than 50 votes.
The survey was part of the public consultation stage of the refresh of The Mersey Forest Plan, which The Mersey Forest Team is currently finalising following discussions with each local authority and other key partners.
The plan, originally written in 1994, outlines the vision, aims and objectives of The Mersey Forest, and sets out how the partnership will achieve these goals.
The refreshed version is due to be completed in April 2013.