Tag Archives: learn to scythe

Learn to Scythe in Yorkshire feedback

Lovely feedback from the Learn to Scythe course at Broadrake in Yorkshire this week. Dear Steve – just a quick note to say many, many thanks for such an excellent scything course yesterday. It was truly wonderful, perfectly organised, and … Continue reading

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Aire Rivers Trust scythe course

I had a great day in Bradford teaching volunteers for the Aire Rivers Trust how to scythe in order to manage a new meadow which they are establishing. Sam Riley-Gunn, the project officer sent this great feedback: I can honestly … Continue reading

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Community scything in Manchester’s wildflower meadow

I’ve beenĀ  back to Hullard Park in Trafford, Manchester to run a scything refresher for the volunteers who are helping to manage the wildflower meadow in the park. Even though it’s a whole year since they last picked up a … Continue reading

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Learn to scythe book feedback

Learn to Scythe courses are currently on hold as the UK deals with the coronavirus. I’m fully supportive of the measures but at the same time can’t wait to be back out in the meadows with a group of new … Continue reading

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Bell Sykes Farm: wildflower meadows, haymaking and scything

It’s great to see my friend Peter Blackwell and his family getting the recognition they deserve for their work managing the hay meadows Bell Sykes Farm at Slaidburn in Lancashire. The meadows at Bell Sykes are wonderful wildflower habitats and … Continue reading

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Learning to scythe a wildflower meadow in Manchester


What am I doing in Manchester on matchday with a car full of scythes? Continue reading

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Scythe courses in Caithness, Scotland

A trip to the end of mainland Britain, scything for rare bees. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe book feedback

My ‘Learn to Scythe’ book is a getting great reviews, whether you’re learning to use a scythe on your own or as a reference manual following a course. Continue reading

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Learn to scythe at Bell Sykes

Two glorious days of scything at Bell Sykes, the Coronation Meadow for Lancashire. Continue reading

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More Learn to Scythe courses in July

Extra dates for Learn to Scythe courses in July Continue reading

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