SCYTHING workshop – for beginners – SOLD OUT

  • Date: 5 August 2023
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Address: Pound Meadow Meldon Road Chagford, Dartmoor TQ13 8BG

Learn the art of scything on this one-day workshop

Saturday 5th August
Pound meadow, Chagford, Dartmoor
With scythe trainer, Chris Riley

Learn everything you need to know to get started.

Austrian light weight scythes will be provided for all participants to use on the day. There will be instruction on how to set up a scythe optimally, how to keep it sharp, and how to mow with an efficient movement.

Scythes are a low tech, low carbon, and quiet alternative to a noisy machine. A modern lightweight continental scythe is surprisingly effective for mowing small areas of flower-rich grassland, as well as controlling bracken, bramble and more.

This workshop is designed for beginners but will also be useful for those who have mowed before and would like a refresher. The history of the scythe and its use in management will be discussed.
Austrian scythe equipment will also be available to purchase at the Chagford workshop.

COURSE FEE £55, including use of a lightweight Austrian scythe and tea & cake. Our workshops are fantastic value and run not-for-profit.

Places on each workshop will be limited to 8 participants – so if you would like to come book your place now. The workshops are organised by Moor Meadows.

Book here