December 2019: It's been quite a year! We ran a record breaking 25 special events which attracted over 800 visits, for the first time we had TWO herds of cattle, conservation grazing our chalk grassland and Ring Ouzel was officially recorded, bringing the total number of bird species seen on the Scheme to 97! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered with us this year.

Please consider becoming a Friend of the Steyning Downland Scheme - for £2 a month you can make a real difference to our work - thank you and a very Merry Christmas!

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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