Sefton coastal woodlands have been "highly commended" for a prestigious national award.
The famous tourist attraction in Formby was recognised in the Royal Forestry Society's Woodlands for Climate Change award.
The award aims to acknowledge woodlands which have been sustainably managed in order to adapt to projected climate change scenarios.
The Mersey Forest has been involved in the management of Sefton's woodlands over the years. Woodland management efforts have been focussed on preserving the habitat for Formby's native red squirrels, and on building the woodland's resilience to climate change.
The Forest is currently working on a European-funded project in the region, ForeStClim. The aim of the project is to inform and engage communities about the role that trees and woodlands can play in adapting to climate change.
Read more about the management of Sefton's coastal woodlands on page 26 of The Mersey Forest Plan.