These trees are seconds from the seaside

Our countryside is one of many contrasts and perhaps one of the most surprising ones is when trees grow just seconds from sandy beaches!

The image above is taken in Scarborough Old Town and just beyond the end of the cobbles lies the town’s historic harbour.

The salty air, the cool winds and the dusty sand would might be seen to put off the very thoughts of planting a tree.

However, these little group of trees are doing fine and have the shelter of surrounding buildings along with a sun trap to help them grow.

Just behind these trees is a set of step and a downward slope to the sea so there will also be a steady flow of water when the heavens open.

So why not keep a look out for similar little hidden treasures. There’ll be others near you!