The first of our favourite benches
Puslinch Bridge, Yealmpton, south Devon
At the head of the River Yealm, queues of butterflies and a commonwealth of wildflowers mob the bench near Puslinch Bridge. It's a cacophony of very nice noise as Cirl Buntings hunt down chirruping grasshoppers. You might feel like a trespasser. Don't. Spread out a blanket on the bank, dunk your toes in the water and let nature irrigate your weary soul. This is an area of outstanding natural magic.