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:

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.








UPDATED Announcement re coronavirus (COVID-19)

The car park to Magog Down is now closed, with effect from Tuesday 24th March 2020. The site remains open for access by foot or bicycle (please park your bicycle sensibly and then walk around the site).

Police guidance is clear that people should not be travelling by car to take their exercise away from home during these unprecedented times. This is supported by the Kennel Club. We recommend that our many hundreds of regular visitors take this opportunity while the streets are so quiet to enjoy exploring your local area: greet your neighbours (at a safe distance!), look around you and admire the architecture, and observe what flora and fauna is emerging in your street.

Essential maintenance work at Magog Down continues, so the entrance must be left clear at all times. Thank you.

News from the Down

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Magog Trust

Temporary Footpath Closure Notice

15th Jan 2019

Our contractors Gardenworks will be undertaking some coppicing along a length of hedge around part of the perimeter walk…read more

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Notice of event on Sunday 10th June, 2018

21st May 2018

FORTHCOMING EVENT All regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Sunday 10th June Stapleford Community Primary…read more

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The Magog Trust says farewell to two eminent scientists

14th Mar 2018

We were so very sorry to hear of Sir John Sulston’s death. Not only a long-standing Member and supporter of The Magog…read more

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Snow returns to Magog Down

12th Dec 2017

In December 2017, for the first time in nearly five years, this part of the world had a light covering of snow and the …read more

Magog Trust

Notice of Event - CUH&H running races

2nd Oct 2017

FORTHCOMING EVENT Regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Saturday 21st October 2017 the Cambridge University…read more

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Car park lines refreshed

13th Sep 2017

On Wednesday 13th September the Car Park was closed for a  few hours in the morning while external contractors carried…read more

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Cambridge Natural History Society visit

17th Aug 2017

One of the main conservation aims of the Magog Trust is the management of species-rich grasslands, so we are delighted to…read more

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New Off-lead Dog Exercising area created

3rd Aug 2017

In response to the popularity of Fair Field by visitors wishing to exercise their dogs off-lead, a second designated off-lead…read more

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Ash Dieback: where are we now?

5th Jun 2017

This is a shortened version of an article by Professor Allan Downie and  Dr Anne Edwards originally published in Norfolk…read more

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Notice of Event on Sunday 11th June

1st May 2017

FORTHCOMING EVENT All regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Sunday 11th June Stapleford Community Primary…read more

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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:

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.