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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Feature on the Robin

1st Nov 2015

Robins were in the national news over the summer, with a poll voting them favourite candidate to be the UK's first national…read more

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Our Conservation Ranger's Plans

14th Sep 2015

The Magog Trust has been able to secure the services of Jon Gibbs to help manage the Downland. Jon has kindly provided the…read more

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Bird Winter Feeding

31st Aug 2015

Many visitors will have noticed a different-looking strip along the Northern edge of our arable patch. This strip is growing…read more

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How many people visit Magog Down?

16th Jul 2015

This is a question the Magog Trust has been exploring over the last couple of years with the aid of a vehicle counter. …read more

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"Rules of The Down" updated

30th Jun 2015

   DO YOU KNOW THE RULES? So many people make regular use of the free Permissive Open Access on Magog Down, it…read more

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Notice of Event on Sunday 17th May

8th May 2015

FORTHCOMING EVENT All regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Sunday 17th May Stapleford Community Primary…read more

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History Society talk on 12th May

6th May 2015

We hope those interested in the Down will come along next week: 12th May 2015 7.45pm   Stapleford History Society Jubilee…read more

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Jane Randell - a tribute from Christopher South

13th Apr 2015

All those involved with The Magog Trust are saddened to learn of the death of Jane Randell, who was a power force in the…read more

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Update on Ranger cover for Magog Down

31st Mar 2015

The Magog Trust has contracted a Ranger Service over the last five years, from Cambridge Past, Present Future (CPPF, ). This…read more

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Access to Colin's Paddock

8th Feb 2015

8th Feb 2015 The view on the south side of Little Trees Hill, the highest point on the Gog Magog Hills, looking over towards…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.