When people think of wild daffodils on Dartmoor they normally think of the Devon Wildlife Trust’s reserve Dunsford Wood at Steps Bridge. There is indeed a good colony of wild daffodils there but there is also a large population in Cod Wood (SX783896) on the other side of the river. Cod Wood is owned and managed by the National Trust and Woodland Trust and is part of Fingle Woods. It can accessed from the Clifford Bridge end or from the car park up from Steps Bridge. There is a new walking and cycling track along the river which greatly improves access.
The wild daffodils are only just starting to flower. These are wild native plants – cultivated varieties of daffodil have been flowering for a while now and some are bred to flower very early in the year.