Fancy learning to scythe?
Sunday 7th May
Saturday 24th June
Sunday 27th August
other dates to be confirmed
At the moment there is a scything revival in Britain. This wonderful tool is a great replacement for the mower or strimmer.
It produces no noise, vibration or fumes & is a joy to use. Scythes can cut tough plants such as brambles, bracken, nettles & saplings, through to fine grasses, lawns & wild meadows.
I have been teaching scything for over 11 years & currently run one day courses which cover:
- How to set up the scythe for your body dimensions
- Selecting the right blade for the job
- Altering the angle of the blade
- How to sharpen the blade
- How to mow with ease & flow!
Later in the day we cover how to repair blades & have a go at ‘peening’ the blade with the peening jig.
Austrian scythes will be available to use but if you have your own scythe feel free to bring it along.
If you would like a little individual tuition whilst staying here on holiday, that can be arranged.
A day long course costs £50 (to include cake & refreshments)
10am to 4pm
Please bring your own lunch
(concessionary rate available)
If you want to make a weekend of it you may like to stay in the Shepherd's hut or the cottage
Teaching member of the Scything Association of Britain & Ireland
"Fantastic day. I came able to hack and now I can elegantly mow"
"Very many thanks for a great day yesterday. Learnt lots, met my new scythe, lovely people, gorgeous tree, beautiful day! Heaven."