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.








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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Ranger Service

16th Jan 2015

As our visitors are probably aware, the Magog Trust contracts their Ranger service through Cambridge Past, Present and Future…read more

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Singing Trees - whatever next?

1st Dec 2014

At Magog Down this winter, thanks to the generosity of several Friends and Members of the Trust, we will be planting the…read more

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A new Copse to mark 25th Anniversary

1st Nov 2014

Barnes Copse was planted this spring on Magog Down. The name acknowledges the part played by Joan Barnes and her husband…read more

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Hare and Hounds running event

17th Oct 2014

All regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Saturday 25th October the Cambridge University Hare and Hounds will…read more

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Survey of visitors

1st Sep 2014

One of the continuous issues that face the Trustees is the usage of Magog Down by dog walkers. On Monday 14th July 2014 from…read more

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A Magog Trust Milestone

1st Aug 2014

The Magog Trust is approaching its 25th Anniversary this year and it's a good opportunity to reflect on some of the…read more

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Shelford Feast July 2014

14th Jul 2014

The Magog Trust were pleased to be present with a stall at this year's Shelford Feast. We held a "Count the number…read more

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Feedback on the Easter 2014 Bird Count on Magog Down

10th May 2014

On the Saturday and Monday of the Easter Weekend [19th and 21st April 2014], all visitors to Magog Down were asked to help…read more

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Easter weekend Bird Count on Magog Down

24th Mar 2014

Following the success of the RSPB National Bird Count, the Magog Trust will be asking all visitors to support Magog Down…read more

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New hedge and trees planted

21st Mar 2014

The planting of a new hedge across the site, between the sheep padocks and the arable field, was completed on Wednesday 19th…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.