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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Hedge Planting update

14th Feb 2014

While the first session on Wednesday, 5th February (pictured) was cold and blustery, our second session of hedge planting…read more

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Why does it cost so much money for the upkeep of the Magog Down?

13th Feb 2014

There are many of us who enjoy the unique spaces that the Magog Down has to offer, from the views, soaking in the peace and…read more

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Hedge Planting

7th Feb 2014

On a blustery Wednesday, 5th February, about a dozen volunteers defied the grim weather forecast and responded to our plea…read more

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News Round-up - January 2014

31st Jan 2014

Success of 2013 donation campaign Our mailing last September to Members to let them know about our AGM included…read more

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Date for your Diary: 25th Anniversary

29th Nov 2013

The Magog Trust – twenty five years on. Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since the ‘For Sale’ sign…read more

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Singing Trees

15th Oct 2013

The excellent growing conditions this year have encouraged vigorous growth of the two lengths of the Feoffee Field hedges…read more

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News Round-up - September 2013

30th Sep 2013

New Hedge Planting In order to enhance the habitat for cross-site nature pathways, it is proposed that a hedge is planted…read more

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Management of Magog Down

20th Sep 2013

From recent correspondence coming into our mailbox, it appears that a number of visitors, some of them Friends or Members,…read more

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Cutting the Grass on Magog Down

31st Jul 2013

The grass cutting programme on the North Down of Magog Down attempts to imitate the short, lightly grazed turf of traditional…read more

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Honorary Treasurer to stand down

23rd May 2013

Michael Bond has told The Magog Trust that he intends to stand down as a governor at the Annual General Meeting on 12th October…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.