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Winter scything course

My scythe season normally runs from May to October with the majority of courses taking place in the spring and summer. However the scythe is a tool suitable for managing all kinds of vegetation and which can work in any … Continue reading

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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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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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Old Trafford scything workshop 2019

It was National Meadow Day today and I had a fantastic day teaching a group how to scythe at Hullard Park in Old Trafford, Manchester. The park has a fabulous wildflower meadow which is in need of some cutting so … Continue reading

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Scything the Churchyard in North Yorkshire

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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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Scythes are Just the Job


More scything in North Yorkshire. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe on National Meadow Day 2017


Learning to scythe in Cheshire on National Meadows Day 2017 Continue reading

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Scything grass & oats in Scotland


A group of novice scythers gatecrash a field of oats in Scotland and cut a crop of ‘impossible’ oats in front of an audience. Continue reading

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