July 2019: Preparations are already well underway for this year's Big Picnic which is happening on Sunday 8th September, 12.30 - 3pm on the Rifle Range. This year we'll have all the usual attractions, including live farm animals, tug of war, sack races, fun dog show and much, much more!

This year we'll also have a special focus on events for teenagers and young people - including training sessions with professional graffiti team UCAN Spray and a Most Instagrammable Cake Making competition!

The graffiti training costs £10 to cover materials costs and the cake making competition is FREE but you'll need to book for both. Links here:

UCAN Spray graffiti training

Most Instagrammable Cake Making competition

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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