Cost: £100 (£75 concessions)
Time: 12 hours
Not everyone loves to rise with the dawn chorus so this is a two day introduction to mowing with the scythe for beginners who like late evenings!
This course will introduce you to the correct use of the scythe. You’ll learn how to set it up properly according to your body’s proportions, how to peen and hone the blade, and mow using universal principals of motion so that you can mow easily and efficiently without stressing your body. We will also discuss meadow and lawn management for the benefit of wildlife and humans, how to make hay, and the use of grass cuttings as mulch. I’ll also show you some warm ups and stretches which will help you to keep your body in tip top shape for fluent mowing.
You will need your own scythe, as well as honing and peening equipment. You can purchase these from Simon Fairlie Scythes or Scythe Cymru. I will be happy to discuss options with you before you order. If you would prefer to borrow a scythe I do have some available but you will need to let me know.
In order to ensure a quality experience for all, I only take four people on this course. FREE CAMPING is included – please let me know if you are intending to stay over.
To book a place please use this booking form.