Welcome to Magog Down

On the flat landscape of Cambridgeshire, the Gog Magog Hills appear as mountains.  Magog Down is part of this gentle undulating chalk ridge, with vast open meadows. From Little Trees Hill, its highest point, tremendous views open up to the north and the City of Cambridge. To the south and east vistas stretch over farmland to the villages of Stapleford, Babraham and beyond to the water tower at Linton.  The Down is a wonderful place to walk, run or simply sit and enjoy the countryside around you.

A group of volunteers formed a company, The Magog Trust, in 1989, raised the money to buy this 164 acres of agricultural land and made it available for public recreation and conservation.  With the help of many, it has transformed this wonderful corner of the Cambridgeshire countryside for this generation and those to come.

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Please get involved!

Marbled White butterfly

Become a Friend

Help us to protect and look after Magog Down by becoming a Friend.  You can do this online using the link below

Volunteers clearing scrub and bramble in Colin's Paddock


Volunteers play a vital role in the running of Magog Down – helping with conservation tasks, opening and closing the car park daily, getting involved in writing articles for local magazines and social media.

Family group in the picnic area


Please consider a donation to the Magog Trust which will help us with ongoing conservation of Magog Down so that it can be enjoyed not only today but by many future generations

Information for visitors

Magog Down is located on the Gog Magog Hills just south of Cambridge and is signposted off the A1307 and Haverhill Road. Nearest postcode to the entrance is CB22 5FX (i.e. for Gog Magog Cottages). [Google maps gives CB22 3AE but this is incorrect.]

The Down is open every day of the year. The car park opening time is 08:00 all year round but closing times vary throughout the year.  There are clear signs indicating when the car park gate will be locked as you enter the site. To check the current closing time, please go to News.

Further details including access on foot, bicycle and bus, is available here. Go to Visitor Information to find out more about car parking, walking your dog and facilities available on the Down.

Latest news

17 July 2024

Wildlife in the clunch pit

17 July 2024

Pauline Davison

4 July 2024

Haverhill Road closed for 2 weeks 8th – 22nd July

Ali Dariush and Richard Allen, November 2021.