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How It All Began
The Goring family has owned the Steyning Downland Scheme area since 1743. Until quite recently the land had been grazed for centuries. Then, during the 1980s it became increasingly difficult to graze the ancient chalk grassland sward, due to changing agricultural practices and vandalism. Grazing became sporadic and then stopped altogether. The land fell into disuse with...