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24th July 2020: The Upper Millpond is rich in wildlife and a scarce resource on the Downs. But it's suffering from all sorts of issues, including leaks in the dam, broken bottles and other rubbish and general misuse. We'd really like to restore it to its pristine state and add a dipping platform for local school children. If you'd like to help, please go to our special fundraising page - many thanks!

Welcome to the Steyning Downland Scheme

We manage 165 acres (66 ha) of the Wiston Estate, on the South Downs National Park, near Steyning, West Sussex. A registered charity since 2009, we reconnect local people from all walks of life to our unique piece of species-rich downland, benefiting their mind, body and spirit. We create inspiring opportunities for new people to join the community through active volunteering, engaging events and inclusive access, so improving this special place for wildlife and for present and future generations to enjoy.

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Huge thanks to Neil Pringle of Neil Pringle Productions for making this video for us!

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Find out what Steyning Downland Scheme does and who we are

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