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Scything at Preston Park on Teesside

It was lovely to spend the day with the new rangers team at Preston Park, near Middlesbrough in the north-east as they learned how to scythe. The team are looking to start managing their wildflower meadow by hand to increase … Continue reading

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Scythe course in Northampton

A few weeks ago I travelled down to Northamptonshire to teach a group how to scythe at Rushden Lakes, a nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust. The reserve is on the edge of a retail park which made for … Continue reading

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Private scythe course in Nantwich

Toni & Ken look after a couple of acres near Nantwich in Cheshire. Toni contacted me wanting to learn to scythe so they could cut their meadow and make hay by hand for their donkeys. I travelled to meet them … Continue reading

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Learn to scythe feedback from Nottingham

Some lovely feedback from Kevin Tone, Wellbeing Team Co-ordinator at the Wells Rd Centre, Nottingham. Hi Steve We all agreed that it’s the best couple of days training we have had, we loved it and are completely hooked! We spent … Continue reading

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The Power of Peening

Peening is a process of cold-forging and used with an Austrian scythe to thin the blade at the edge so that the bevel angle is finer. It’s a maintenance task that lots of people don’t enjoy or are nervous of … 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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Scything the Churchyard in North Yorkshire

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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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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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Scything the allotment

My scythe is out, summer is officially here! Continue reading

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