Sheep in the paddocks

Car Park Opening

CURRENT: Summer opening:
beg April - mid September    8am - 8pm

Autumn opening:
mid September - end October  8am - 6pm

Winter opening:
beg. November - mid Feb:  8am - 5pm

Spring opening:
mid February - end March      8am - 6pm

Map of the Down

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a selection of answers to some of the questions we are often asked. If you have any further questions not covered here, do of course get in touch (see our Contact page). Please bear in mind that the Trustees are all Volunteers, and that paid administrative support is very part-time and a bit ad hoc - so while we do endeavour to get back to you promptly whenever possible, we are not always able to respond quickly.

Do check out our Privacy Policy here for the details regarding how we process personal information.

The reference list below shows what questions are answered on the sub-pages of this section.


When is my subscription due?
What are the subscription rates?
I currently have a Concession subscription. Will this continue?
When will the rates go up?
Can I pay by cheque?
Can I pay by Standing Order or by Direct Debit?
Can I pay by Direct Credit or Online Banking?
Can I pay by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher?

Can I Gift Aid my basic subscription payment?
Can I add a Gift Aid donation to my subscription payment?

What is the difference between a Friend and a Member?
How can I become a Member?
My Family bought a "gogs" certificate - does that make us Members?
I wish to cancel my subscription, how do I do that?


Why is there now a charge for car parking?
Is parking still free for Blue Badge holders?
How can I get a Friends' car sticker for free parking?
I've applied, how quickly will my car sticker arrive?

I already have a Friend car sticker - is it still valid?
As an existing Friend/Member, when will I get a new car sticker?
I've received a car sticker I don't need - what should I do?
I no longer need my car sticker, can I get a refund?
Can I get an extra car sticker for my other car?
I've lost my car sticker, can I get a replacement?
My 'sticker' doesn't stick!


Can I play ball games, or fly a kite, on Magog Down?
Can I fly a drone on or around Magog Down?

Can I hold an Event on Magog Down?
Can I hold workshops on Magog Down as part of my business?
Can I sell my goods or charge for my services on Magog Down?

Can I bring a group of students to study on Magog Down?
Can I bring a minibus onto the site?


Can I scatter my loved one’s ashes?
Can I erect a plaque in memory of my loved one?
Can I plant a commemorative tree on the Down?
Can I sponsor a seat?

Become a Friend

If you value Magog Down and would like to help keep it open for all to enjoy, why not contribute towards the costs of upkeep by making a donation or becoming a Friend? Friends also park for Free! (For other visitors, a daily charge of £3 is now in force.)

It costs £15 per year for an Individual to be a Friend, or £25 for a Family subscription (entitled to two car parking stickers). There is more information on our Join Us page, or just click on the link below to sign up.


Magog Down is managed largely by Volunteers: Trustees who give their time freely, and many others who help with various practical tasks, whether as a regular commitment or on an occasional basis. Nevertheless, annual upkeep costs around £50-60,000, only a small portion of which is met by government grants.