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Additional Trustees welcome

We are always open to enquiries from anyone who may wish to consider joining us as a Trustee of the Magog Trust. There is a surprising amount and variety of aspects involved in owning and managing our 163.5 acre parcel of land, so anyone considering this will need to be able to make time to get involved as required.

The Trustees all have the status of Directors of the Charitable Company. These positions are voluntary and as such no salary is attached, although reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed.

If you have any skills and experience in particular which you think would benefit the Magog Trust as a Trustee, and/or for further information, please email chairman@magogtrust.org.uk.


We occasionally get handed in items found on Magog Down, or get asked about items which someone has lost.  
Unfortunately we’ve had very little success in re-uniting items with their owners, so we’re now asking visitors rather than contacting us, please contact Sawston Police station at  4 Cambridge Road, Sawston CB22 3DG.
Opening times:

  • Tuesday: 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Any significant items we get handed will be taken there.

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.

Contact Us

The Magog Trust may be contacted by:-

Mail:  to the registered office at Verger's Cottage, 1 Gog Magog Way, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BQ.
(Please ensure that all post is clearly marked for The Magog Trust, in order to avoid confusion as there are various other organisations also using the same postal address.)

Email address is: admin 'at' magogtrust.org.uk

Telephone: 07774 084595 (usually voicemail only; checked daily)
(For any issues relating to the sheep on site, the Shepherd
can be contacted directly on 07767 895488)

Company Registration No: 2426534 England and Wales

Charity No: 802150

Seen something suspicious?

Any unusual or suspicious behavour you encounter when visiting Magog Down should be reported to the Police.

Call 999 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

Call 101 to report crimes that are not an emergency. The local policing team is Sawston [link goes to their contacts page].

How else can you help?

Become a Friend

tree_60Help us to maintain the Magog Down by becoming a Friend. Please download and complete our application form to become a Friend, and send it to us. Alternatively, if you prefer to set up a Direct Debit you can join via CAF Online.

Make a Donation

frogs_60A donation to The Magog Trust, a charity, will help us in the restoration of Magog Down and in its maintenance for our enjoyment today and for future generations.

Please send cheques payable to The Magog Trust and send to the Registered Office address. You may like to complete the donation form, which includes a Gift Aid declaration. Or, if you prefer to pay by card or Direct Debit, you can now Donate via CAF.

Remember us in your will

pasque_flower_60You may wish to leave a gift in kind or in cash to a charitable organisation such as the Magog Trust. Please write to our registered office address. Many thanks!