The Steyning Downland Scheme looks after around 160 acres (65 hectares) of the South Downs National Park, including ancient chalk downland, wet woodland, a chalk stream and ponds. These habitats support a wealth of wildlife, with (for example) 87 species of bird recorded at the time of writing and 35 species of butterfly recorded in a single year (2015).

Please go to these pages to find out more about the natural history of the Steyning Downland: 

Find out more about the Downland