The names of the woods reflect some of the history of the Magog Trust, the support given to it and the Trust’s links with the local community:
Colin’s Wood – Colin Davison, Vicar of Stapleford until his untimely death in 1989, was a key mover in starting the project.
Vestey Wood – to mark the interest-free loan from Edmund Vestey which contributed substantially to the purchase of the land.
Memorial Wood – for those who donated trees for loved ones.
Youth Wood – planted mainly by local schools and youth groups.
Magog Wood – the original skyline wood broadened and extended. The wood extends to the boundary of the Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure on Little Trees Hill. The break in the skyline wood enables wonderful views across North and South Down.
For more detailed information on the Archaeology of Magog Down, click here.
Rotary Wood – in 1997 the Rotary Club of Cambridge donated and planted the cherry trees for this small wood to help celebrate their 75th anniversary.
All these hedges are important habitats for wildlife, providing sites for nesting birds, blossom for insects in spring and summer, and berries for hungry birds during autumn and winter.
You can find more information on birds, insects and flowers seen at Magog Down in the Nature section of the website.