Big Picnic Bowling. Photo by Andy Lester
Steyning Downland Scheme (SDS) was initiated by the Goring family on the Wiston Estate in partnership with A Rocha. The SDS is now a separate charity, and has its own local steering group and is overseen by a board of trustees which include people from the local community and partner organisations. The 160 acres of chalk downland adjacent to Steyning is comprised of species-rich grassland, a watercourse and ponds. A wide range of educational, research and community events take place on the land each year.
View from Steyning Downland Scheme. Photo by Lydia Reese