Category Archives: scythe festivals & events

Northern scythe festival 2021

Congratultions to Peter Backwell and Sarah Robinson, champions of this year’s Northern Scythe Festival mowing competition. The event took place in the beautiful meadows of Bell Sykes farm which Peter farms and is the donor meadow for many other meadows … Continue reading

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Shropshire Hills Hay Meadow Festival 2021

The Shropshire Hills Hay Meadow Festival 2021 is taking place on Saturday 24th July at the Discovery centre, Craven Arms. Celebrating Wildflower Meadows and their Wealth of Wildlife. Scything competitions/ have a go. Wildlife discovery activities Rural arts and crafts … Continue reading

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Improver's Scythe Masterclass 2018


Take your scything to new levels with a place on the Improvers’ Scythe Masterclass in Somerset. Continue reading

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English scythes at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2017


A old scythe is passed on to a new generation but will youth bring competition victory? Continue reading

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Somerset scythe competition 2017 final – video

Video of this year’s scythe championship final – keep your eye on the time, you won’t believe how fast they’re mowing! Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2017 Championships


This years champions from the Somerset Scythe Festival, including the man pictured above. Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival Courses 2017

Somerset scythe festival 2017
Details of the masterclass and beginners scythe courses at this years Somerset Scythe Festival
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Community Scything in the North-West

Two opportunities to hone your scything skills and meet new people at community mowing events in the North-West. Continue reading

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Scythe Improvers' Course at Scythe Fair

I will be teaching as part of a two-day Scythe Improvers’ course at the Somerset Scythe Festival in June. Book now to master your mowing. Continue reading

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Romanian rake maker video

A lovely video of Viktor-basci at work making wooden hay rakes in Gyimes, Transylvania. Continue reading

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