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.

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Covid-19 and visiting Magog Down - 12 May 2020

After reviewing the Risk Assessment, taking into consideration the Government Guidance of 11th May and making necessary arrangements, the Trustees are pleased to announce that the car park will re-open on Wednesday 13th May.

Also, after an absence of more than five months since its theft, the car park ticket machine is now back in operation, and there is a £3.00 parking charge for those who are not displaying an up to date "I'm a Friend" car sticker. This is still by necessity a coins-only machine; we are working on a cashless solution with renewed urgency.

Visitors are reminded to maintain social distancing with people not in your household, at 2m (about 6ft) apart throughout a visit to Magog Down.  Please keep dogs under control at all times, especially near other visitors, and on leads where requested.  Necessary precautions to prevent viral contamination should be taken when opening and closing gates, and using benches.

Enjoy your visit to Magog Down and do wash your hands on returning home.

News from the Down

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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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Counting the Butterflies on Magog Down

28th Apr 2017

The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme recommends a formal method for butterfly monitoring call the “Transect Method”: using…read more

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UPDATE on the Big Scoop initiative

14th Apr 2017

Following our previous article spelling out the importance of Bag It and Bin It compliance on Magog Down, here's the…read more

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The Big Scoop

2nd Apr 2017

A group of concerned supporters and regular visitors to Magog Down are planning to hold a "Big Scoop" clean up…read more

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Janes Piece Boardwalk

1st Feb 2017

As many regular walkers will have noticed, a stretch of 27m of boardwalk has been laid along Jane’s piece, the permissive…read more

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Lost and Found Items

20th Jan 2017

Further update, February 2019: In line with the Police's revised policy on lost and found reports, please check their…read more

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Woodland Thinning: January 2017

1st Jan 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…read more

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Visitors reminded to abide by the Countryside Code

24th Nov 2016

Respect – Protect – Enjoy - This is what we are all required to do when in the countryside according to the…read more

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AGM presentation by Jon Gibbs

15th Oct 2016

  Jon Gibbs – Conservation Ranger on Magog Down Jon spoke to our AGM attendees about his work as Conservation…read more

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AGM presentation by Barbara Massingham-Stubbs

15th Oct 2016

Barbara Massingham-Stubbs, a Friend and volunteer who has taken over the task of monitoring the butterflies on Magog Down,…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:

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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.