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.

The previous few Annual Reviews can be downloaded here:

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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Woodland Thinning: January 2017


Upper Memorial Wood


About a third of the trees in Upper Memorial Wood will shortly be felled as part of the on-going thinning operation that has already been completed in four of the Trust’s Woods.

Why are we Thinning?

When the woods were planted a quarter of a century ago there was a profitable market for poles for use in coal mines and other industries.  Unfortunately the market for these subsequently collapsed and as a consequence we are having to reduce the intense competition between the closely planted trees by thinning and removing those damaged and poorly developed.

This will create vibrant understoreys to give rich woodland white_helliborine_60habitats for birds, insects and small mammals as well as the opportunity to develop woodland walks.

While the trees are being felled please do not walk in the wood and if you have a dog please put it on-lead when you are near the wood.


January 2017

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Old Newsletters

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

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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.