Annual Reviews

Each year we now produce an 'Annual Review' for Friends and Members, which incorporates a summary of our formal Year-end Report, plus what we hope are some interesting highlights of the year in question.

Previous Annual Reviews can be downloaded here:

2020 Annual Review

2019 Annual Review

2018 Annual Review

2017 Annual Review

2016 Annual Review

2015 Annual Review

2014 Annual Review

2013 Annual Review

Members and Friends are sent these annual reviews as soon as they are produced each summer, and have an opportunity to attend our AGM each October and raise any issues.

If you would like to become a Friend, you can read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.


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Hedge Planting update

While the first session on Wednesday, 5th February (pictured) was cold and blustery, our second session of hedge planting on 12th February had to be curtailed after 2 hours as a storm blew across the country! Despite this, with the help of three very stalwart volunteers we managed to get a further 300 whips in the ground, and our enormous thanks go out to those volunteers who braved the elements with us for the second week running.hedge_planting_magog_down_017_453

Just over 2000 plants will be used in total. There are still 900 of these whips left to plant, which we hope to do on Wednesday 19th February - weather and willing volunteers permitting!

This new hedge will provide a barrier between the sheep paddocks and the footpath along the crop line, and at the same time will provide a useful corridor for birds and invertebrates.



14th February 2014

Old Newsletters

Up until 2011 we produced a twice-yearly Newsletter, and you can still download copies of some of these here:

pdf_logo_smallSpring/Summer 2011

pdf_logo_smallAutumn/Winter 2010

Spring 2010

Autumn/Winter 2009

Spring 2009

In 2011 the re-designed website was launched, and so the decision was taken to stop producing these Newsletters, and instead to use this website as the main means of communication for news and articles of interest.

This move away from a regular Newsletter meant that more of the Members' and Friends' subscriptions could be spent directly on the costs of upkeep and husbandry on the Down.

We would love every regular visitor to Magog Down to help support its upkeep by becoming a Friend. Read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.