Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
A mixture of rough meadow and woodland where wild daffodils flourish
The highlight of this reserve is its wild daffodils, which border the footpath from the Homesford Works in spring. They are probably part of a very ancient population, which was once much larger. The wood where they flourish is also host to a variety of plants - you can see many of these from the towpath. Look for honeysuckle, wild garlic, guelder rose and yellow archangel. The plants attract a variety of insects and the many nettles that grow in the old sewage beds provide food for butterflies such as small tortoiseshell, comma, peacock and red admiral. The banded Agrion damselfly hunts along the canal, but its breeding habitat is the river.