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.

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UPDATED Announcement re coronavirus (COVID-19)

The car park to Magog Down is now closed, with effect from Tuesday 24th March 2020. The site remains open for access by foot or bicycle (please park your bicycle sensibly and then walk around the site).

Police guidance is clear that people should not be travelling by car to take their exercise away from home during these unprecedented times. This is supported by the Kennel Club. We recommend that our many hundreds of regular visitors take this opportunity while the streets are so quiet to enjoy exploring your local area: greet your neighbours (at a safe distance!), look around you and admire the architecture, and observe what flora and fauna is emerging in your street.

Essential maintenance work at Magog Down continues, so the entrance must be left clear at all times. Thank you.

News from the Down

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Policy on car park closure during COVID-19 outbreak

27th Mar 2020

In these difficult times, our health and well being needs to be supported and by making good use of our open spaces on Magog…read more

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Ticket machine theft

20th Dec 2019

Our car park ticket machine was vandalised overnight on 2nd December: sawn at the base and removed! The introduction of…read more

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Notice of Event - running races Sat 16th November

1st Nov 2019

FORTHCOMING EVENT Regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Saturday 16th November 2019 the Cambridge University…read more

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Sawston Stomp, Thursday 10th October

1st Oct 2019

Notice of Event: 1000 pupils to picnic on Magog Down! As part of their Greener programme—encouraging a greater…read more

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"Sunday Stroll" led by Rangers

30th Jul 2019

As part of celebrations to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Magog Trust, Friends were invited to join a "Sunday Stroll…read more

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Arable Crops on Magog Down

15th Jul 2019

This year a few of our regular visitors have commented on the very noisy bird scarer devices in the crops, which some dogs…read more

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New Patron for The Magog Trust

12th Jul 2019

  The Trustees of The Magog Trust are delighted that Dr Robert Macfarlane, Fellow and Reader at Emmanuel College, Cambridge,…read more

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James French

25th Jun 2019

We are all greatly shocked and much saddened to hear of the death of James French. Over the years, James has undertaken…read more

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Car stickers validity changes

1st May 2019

We first issued self-cling car windscreen stickers to all paid up subscribers in 2016, and have been issuing annual stickers…read more

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Lost and Found Policy

14th Feb 2019

In response to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary's revised policy on accepting lost and found items, we are changing our…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:

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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.