Improver's Scythe Masterclass 2018


A fantastic opportunity to learn a lot more about the scythe and have some fun.
Why not come along?

There are still a couple of places left on this year’s Scythe Masterclass, held in Muchelney, Somerset.

The course runs on 8th and 9th of June, followed by the annual West Country Scythe Festival and Green Fair on Sunday 10th June.

You will get two days packed full of knowledge and experience to help improve all aspects of your scything.

From learning how to diagnose and fix problems in your own and others mowing techniques, to in depth explorations of peening this is the place to find answers to all your scything questions and more.

With three course tutors you will have access to a great breadth of knowledge. The tutors, Phil Batten, Christiane Laganda and Steve Tomlin, each have many years of scything and teaching experience to share.
In addition to the main tutors there will be other members of the Scythe Association in attendance, especially on the Saturday, with opportunities for discussions on everything from hand hay making to the English scythe.

Stay on Sunday for the West Country Scythe Festival and Green Fair  which takes place on the same site.
This is your chance to join in with the mowing and hay making competitions should you choose, or cheer along others as they race, browse the stalls and soak up the atmosphere.
“Probably the most enjoyable, and authentic, country fair in all England”

The festival makes a most satisfying finish to the ultimate scythe course.

Booking Information
The cost is £140 for individuals, £165 for organizations, £90 concession for unwaged. Meals are provided. Camping on site is available at a special low rate.

This course is held at Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Somerset. Contact Simon Fairlie for more details and to book email: scythes@myphone.coop

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