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November 2020: Our first ever book of poetry is out! With contributions from hundreds of people who visited the Steyning Downland Scheme between 2018 and 2020, it's a unique insight into our visitors musings as they surveyed the landscape from a countryside bench. It's an absolute snipp at only £8.99! Available from Steyning Bookshop or collect direct from the Wiston Estate Office - enjoy!

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!

About SDS

Find out what Steyning Downland Scheme does and who we are

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

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