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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Filling the Hungry Gap at Magog Down

1st May 2013

At Magog Down the birds have been given a high calorie handout to help them survive the prolonged winter. From early January…read more

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Notice of Event on 19 May

30th Apr 2013

FORTHCOMING EVENT All regular users of the Down, please be aware that on Sunday 19th May Stapleford Community Primary…read more

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Improving habitat for winter feeding birds

7th Feb 2013

Magog Down has as its objectives those of providing recreation AND conservation.    A recent report on an initial…read more

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Woodland on Magog Down - Thinning Programme

5th Dec 2012

Woodlands were established on Magog Down in 1990 with high density planting with the intention of thinning to yield a harvest…read more

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Special Promotion

20th Nov 2012

The Magog Trust has teamed up with Gog Magog Hills farm shop to offer new Friends a voucher for money off their shopping. Anyone…read more

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Managing Restoration and Recreation

11th Sep 2012

The objectives of the Magog Trust are the provision of facilities for recreation AND the conservation, protection and restoration…read more

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Hay Cut

4th Sep 2012

After the vagaries of the summer weather in 2012 and the subsequent pressure on our contractor, the hay was cut and baled…read more

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Rare moth sighted

31st Jul 2012

An Orange-tailed Clearwing Synanthedon andrenaeformis was sighted on Magog Down in July. This species occurs in central…read more

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Skylarks on Magog Down

28th May 2012

The commonly used expressions ‘Up with the lark’ and ‘What a lark’ are evidence of how widely and…read more

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Our neolithic heritage

13th May 2012

Our neolithic heritage causewayed enclosures were constructed as places where chieftains or priests held revelries to help…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.