Magog Down

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News about the Ranger service published in January 2015.

And the update in March 2015 confirming that we have engaged a Conservaton Ranger to patrol Magog Down.

Updated arrangments for Ranger cover

As of March 2015, the arrangement with Cambridge Past, Present and Future for them to provide a Ranger service to Magog Down has ceased. The text below has been left in for historical interest only.

The Magog Trust and Cambridge Past, Present & Future (formerly Cambridge Preservation Society) in Partnership.

In late 2009 The Magog Trust and Cambridge Preservation Society (as it was then - now CambridgePPF) agreed arrangements to give Ranger cover for the Magog Down.

Under this contract, a Ranger Service is provided by the CambridgePPF Rangers to ensure that the safety and security of the Magog Down, owned by The Magog Trust, a charitable Company, is enhanced and the rules of the Countryside Code followed. Not only are the sites owned by these two organisations adjacent, i.e. Magog Down and Wandlebury Country Park are on either side of the A1307 just south of Cambridge, but the aims of the two organisations overlap in many ways:

  • Providing, for posterity, green space for informal recreation
  • Conserving areas for wildlife – birds, flowers, small mammals, butterflies etc that are also special to the habitats of chalkland landscape
  • Contributing to the environment and landscape setting of Cambridge and its surrounding villages

Magog Down is farmland, with arable, woodland and grazing, that complements Wandlebury Country Park. Such green areas are vital for the inhabitants of South Cambridgeshire as well as the City. As housing development expands into our green fields and is now far denser than ever before, it will bring increased footfall to our outstanding sites on the Gog Magog Hills.

We ask that visitors respect the land on which they walk and abide by the rules set which are to benefit all users as well as grazing animals, wildlife and Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

By using the same Ranger Service, we can invoke a common set of values to the two sites based on the Countryside Code, and enable all our visitors to cherish the special landscape of the Gogs.

Magog Trust


The Magog Trust
Verger’s Cottage
1 Gog Magog Way
CB22 5BQ


Registered Charity No: 802150
Company Limited by Guarantee Reg. No: 2426534

Cambridge Past, Present & Future

Wandlebury Ring
Gog Magog Hills
CB22 3AE


Registered Charity No: 204121,
Company Limited by Guarantee Reg. No: 239835