Category Archives: scythe courses

Scything for mental health

Being outdoors, physical activity, group work and seeing the results of your efforts are all hugely beneficial to your mental health and scything with others fits the bill perfectly. So I’m incredibly pleased to have been invited to teach a … Continue reading

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Scything Miss Whalley’s Field in Lancaster

The scythe is a brilliant tool for volunteers and I’ve taught groups involved in managing community orchards, meadows, allotments and conservation sites across the UK. Scything is safe, quiet and allows everyone to work at their own pace. Last week … Continue reading

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Gentleman Jack scything

Gentleman Jack is the latest BBC period drama and set not far from me in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Last summer I was hired to go to Shibden Hall and train the extras for an outdoor scene. It’s always fascinating to … Continue reading

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Learning to scythe in Manchester


Scything and Billy Joel – only in Manchester! Continue reading

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Scything the Churchyard in North Yorkshire

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Scything Stockport's community orchard


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Like a hot knife through butter (cups)


Come to the meadow and learn to mow easily and quietly with an Austrian scythe. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in Manchester

Learn to Scythe in Manchester
An extra chance to learn to scythe this summer in a fabulous meadow in south Manchester. Book your place now! Continue reading

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Scything a wildflower meadow for beekeeping


Scything a riot of colours in wildflower meadow especially for bees. Continue reading

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Scything wildflower meadow verge


One of my favourite images from a brilliant day mowing in Yorkshire. Continue reading

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