March 2019: In a moment of sheer lunacy, the Steyning Downland Scheme has entered a team for the Wiston Rough Runner which will be happening on the weekend of 13th / 14th April. For those who don't know, Rough Runner is a kind of 'Its a Knockout' on steroids . . . enough said.

You can take pity on us by sponsoring the team, and/or by coming along to laugh at us around lunchtime on the Saturday. Every penny raised will go towards conserving the Steyning Downland. See you there!

Welcome to the Steyning Downland Scheme

Mission Statement: We are a small land management charity with a big heart. We reconnect local people from all walks of life to our unique piece of local downland, benefiting their mind, body and spirit. We create inspiring opportunities for new people to join the community through 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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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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