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Our Ten Favourite Benches, No. 5

At seven feet high, this lofty chaise longue needs a leg up, or an impromptu ladder.

BASS POINT LOOKOUT MARKER
The Lizard, south west Cornwall

At seven feet high, this lofty chaise longue needs a leg up, or an impromptu ladder. Yet even sitting on the turf at the base you get a sense of what it’s like to be a gull. With its sister wall at nearby Church Cove, these red beacons form a triangle with a lethal reef to alert fishermen. The lookout is manned by National Coastwatch Institution volunteers, at a cost of £3,000 a year.
So tip up and tip, please.

Map: OS Explorer 103 and www.nci-basspoint.co.uk.
Grub: The Lizard Pasty Shop (saffron yellow, you can’t miss it).
Tip: Arrive at sunrise and feel the first belt of heat bounce off the sea and onto the wall.

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