Beginners’ Scything Course

£100.00 per person


Scything is making a comeback!

Scything may look like hard work, but this ancient way of mowing is wonderfully quiet, environmentally friendly and versatile.

Join us on Thursday 21st July for a day-long course introducing the scythe. Equally suited to beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.


Topics covered will include:

  • setting up the scythe to fit your body
  • ergonomic moving technique
  • sharpening in the field
  • peening the edge
  • care and maintenance of your scythe

All equipment is provided for the day and the course is also an ideal opportunity to buy a scythe kit containing everything you will need for your new hobby.  If you buy a kit during the course you can take home the scythe that you have set up for yourself and worked with during the day.

Attendees will need to bring suitable clothing, including footwear, appropriate to the weather and ground conditions. Gloves are optional, steel toecap footwear is not necessary.

Bring a packed lunch.  Hot and cold drinks provided.  Course runs 10:30am-4:00pm.