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Additional Trustees welcome

We are always open to enquiries from anyone who may wish to consider joining us as a Trustee of the Magog Trust. There is a surprising amount and variety of aspects involved in owning and managing our 163.5 acre parcel of land, so anyone considering this will need to be able to make time to get involved as required.

The Trustees all have the status of Directors of the Charitable Company. These positions are voluntary and as such no salary is attached, although reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed.

If you have any skills and experience in particular which you think would benefit the Magog Trust as a Trustee, and/or for further information, please email chairman@magogtrust.org.uk.


We occasionally get handed in items found on Magog Down, or get asked about items which someone has lost.  
Unfortunately we’ve had very little success in re-uniting items with their owners, so we’re now asking visitors rather than contacting us, please contact Sawston Police station at  4 Cambridge Road, Sawston CB22 3DG.
Opening times:

  • Tuesday: 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Any significant items we get handed will be taken there.

Contact Us

The Magog Trust may be contacted by:-

Mail:  to the registered office at Verger's Cottage, 1 Gog Magog Way, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BQ.
(Please ensure that all post is clearly marked for The Magog Trust, in order to avoid confusion as there are various other organisations also using the same postal address.)

Email address is: admin 'at' magogtrust.org.uk

Telephone: 07774 084595 (usually voicemail only; checked daily)
(For any issues relating to the sheep on site, the Shepherd
can be contacted directly on 07767 895488)

Company Registration No: 2426534 England and Wales

Charity No: 802150

Covid-19 and visiting Magog Down

Magog Down remains open every day, and visitors are welcome to come and enjoy "a breath of fresh air", making sure you abide by all current Government and local rules.

PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME (Bag and bin all dog poo)

To stay safe and protect lives:

  • Keep your distance from anyone outside your household: 2m (6ft) where possible.
  • KEEP DOGS UNDER CONTROL, and on-lead where signed; be attentive to your dog near other people.
  • Jane’s Piece Boardwalk is strictly one-way.
  • Take necessary hygiene precautions when opening and closing gates, and using seats.
  • Be kind and considerate to fellow visitors. If it’s very busy, please leave.
  • Wash your hands on arriving back home.

Also, after an absence of more than five months since its theft, the car park ticket machine has been back in operation since May 2020: there is a £3.00 parking charge for those who are not displaying an up to date "I'm a Friend" car sticker. There is now a second ticket machine which accepts card payments.

Seen something suspicious?

Any unusual or suspicious behavour you encounter when visiting Magog Down should be reported to the Police.

Call 999 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

Call 101 to report crimes that are not an emergency. The local policing team is Sawston [link goes to their contacts page].

How else can you help?

Become a Friend

tree_60Help us to maintain the Magog Down by becoming a Friend. Please download and complete our application form to become a Friend, and send it to us. Alternatively, if you prefer to set up a Direct Debit you can join via CAF Online.

Make a Donation

frogs_60A donation to The Magog Trust, a charity, will help us in the restoration of Magog Down and in its maintenance for our enjoyment today and for future generations.

Please send cheques payable to The Magog Trust and send to the Registered Office address. You may like to complete the donation form, which includes a Gift Aid declaration. Or, if you prefer to pay by card or Direct Debit, you can now Donate via CAF.

Remember us in your will

pasque_flower_60You may wish to leave a gift in kind or in cash to a charitable organisation such as the Magog Trust. Please write to our registered office address. Many thanks!