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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We say goodbye to Ann Taylor

10th Apr 2012

We say goodbye to Ann Taylor who has been our Administrative Assistant for sixteen years. When Ann joined, records were on…read more

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Woodland Management

31st Mar 2012

The Govenors of the Magog Trust have a continuing commitment to the communities of South Cambridgeshire and to the many users…read more

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Volunteers Needed

13th Mar 2012

Locking the car park gates overnight has helped prevent  various forms of anti-social behaviour that used to occur,…read more

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Toadstools found forming rings in the woods on Magog Down

6th Dec 2011

Bitter Poison Pie Hebeloma sinapizans. Several species of Hebeloma are known as Poisonpie toadstools with descriptive names…read more

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Living Landscape vision

22nd Nov 2011

The Gog Magog Living Landscape vision aims to create an inter-connected network of species-rich chalk grassland and other…read more

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The brand new Magog Down web site has been launched!

14th Nov 2011

The clearly and simply designed site has been developed in conjunction with Stapleford-based design agency CBA Design &…read more

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Major works starting in 2012

16th Sep 2011

In 2009 a non-invasive archaeological survey, commissioned by English Heritage, confirmed the presence of a Middle Neolithic…read more

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Managing the perimeter path and hedgerow for walkers and wildlife

31st Aug 2011

An important part of the funding for the Magog Down comes from our Stewardship Scheme grant which is financed by DEFRA. …read more

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Grassland Habitat Creation

22nd Aug 2011

20 years ago the North Down was sown with a mix of wild flowers and grasses. Many will remember the masses of Ox-eye Daisy…read more

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21st Birthday Celebration of the Magog Trust

29th Sep 2010

Michaelmas 2010 marked the 21st birthday of the Magog Trust. More than 80 people signed up to toast the anniversary with…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.