Support Magog Down
If you'd like to help keep Magog Down open for all to enjoy, why not contribute towards the costs of upkeep by making a donation or becoming a Friend?
Magog Down is managed largely by Volunteers: Trustees who give their time freely, and many others who help with various practical tasks, whether as a regular commitment or on an occasional basis. Nevertheless, annual upkeep costs around £60,000, only a small portion of which is met by government grants.
One of our Friends sent us this beautiful picture of some Pasque Flowers taken in amongst the Cowslips in May 2016.
Photo by Jill Butler
This wonderful picture was taken in late October 2015; it shows the view towards Linton Water Tower on the horizon, and the strip sown for bird seed is clearly visible as a brown wedge. (For more about the bird seed strip, see our news item from August 2015.)
Photo by Faruk Kara
More Autumn Colour
Sometimes the weather conditions are just right to show off some beautiful Autumn Colour, and 31st October 2016 was one of those times, with a fabulous quality to the afternoon sunlight. We're delighted that Faruk Kara has again sent in some samples of what he captured on Magog Down with his camera that afternoon:
Photos by Faruk Kara
Perspective on Development
Lying just South of Cambridge's southern boundary, Magog Down offers a fine view of the city: in this photo taken at Easter 2016, the foreground shows dogs and owners enjoying our off-lead play area, Fair Field, while the massive building site of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus is visible not far away.Photo by Nick Robinson
Plants in Close Up
Visitor Tina Abbott sent in these lovely close-up shots in 2014 of some of the interesting plants that grow on Magog Down.Photos by Tina Abbot
Send in your photos
We're always delighted to receive pictures taken on and from Magog Down, which we can use on our website, or potentially on other publicity materials.
We've created this page to showcase some of the pictures from our visitors. If you'd like to send in any you have taken, please use the dedicated email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can't promise to use them all, and we do rely on you kindly allowing us to use them for free. We will always credit you by name, unless of course you tell us that you don't want that.
Maximum size we use for the website is 1000 pixels wide.
Phil Hadfield sent in this stunning photo of the sunrise on 1st December: the first official day of Winter! Brrrrr.
Photo by Phil Hadfield
Magog Down is famously windy on account of its position and height compared to the surrounding countryside. Many visitors take advantage of this to try out their skills at kite flying.
Photo by Miranda Fyfe
Kite flyers need to take care not to cause a danger or annoyance to others.
Please check out the Rules of the Down to be sure whether your planned activity is within the range of what is permitted, or whether you may need to seek permission from the Governors of The Magog Trust first.