September 2019: A huge 'thank you' to everyone who came along to our Big Picnic on 8th September - hundreds of people joined us in perfect weather to enjoy fun and games for all the family - we also actually made a small profit this year, which is always welcome!

The events season is far from over though. If you're into astronomy, pop down to The Star Inn at 8pm on Saturday 21st September where we'll be meeting for a trip onto the Rifle Range for some Stargazing (in partnership with Worthing Astronomers). Then on Sunday 10th November, join professional vocal coach Rebecca Askew at 2.30pm for Woodland Singing. Learn and enjoy on the Steyning Downland Scheme this autumn!


Welcome to the Steyning Downland Scheme

We create inspiring opportunities for people through volunteering, engaging events and inclusive access, so improving the Steyning Downland for wildlife and for present and future generations to enjoy.


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Site photo credits: Pete Varkala, Neil Hulme, Matthew Thomas

About SDS

Find out what Steyning Downland Scheme does and who we are

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What’s On

We run fantastic conservation events for all the family. Come and join the fun!

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Support Us

There are many ways to get involved, you can volunteer, donate or just stay in touch.

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