Wild Meadow

Shepherd's hut and Eco-cottage accommodation in the Welsh Borders

Shepherd's Hut and Cottage, self catering accommodation in the Welsh Boarders, Mid Wales



scything courses

Sunday 10 June
more dates to follow

four people walking with scythes

At the moment there is a scything revival in Britain. This wonderful tool is a great replacement for the mower or strimmer. 

It produces no noise, vibration or fumes & is a joy to use.  Scythes can cut tough plants such as brambles, bracken, nettles & saplings, through to fine grasses, lawns & wild meadows.

I have been teaching scything for over 11 years & currently run one day courses which cover:

  • How to set up the scythe for your body dimensions
  • Selecting the right blade for the job
  • Altering the angle of the blade
  • How to sharpen the blade
  • How to mow with ease & flow!

Later in the day we cover how to repair blades & have a go at ‘peening’ the blade with the peening jig. 

Austrian scythes will be available to use but if you have your own scythe feel free to bring it along. 

If you would like a little individual tuition whilst staying here on holiday, that can be arranged.

A day long course costs £50 (to include cake & refreshments)
10am to 4pm
Please bring your own lunch

(concessionary rate available)

If you want to make a weekend of it you may like to stay in the Shepherd's hut or the cottage

Teaching member of the Scything Association of Britain & Ireland

"Fantastic day. I came able to hack and now I can elegantly mow"
"Very many thanks for a great day yesterday. Learnt lots, met my new scythe, lovely people, gorgeous tree, beautiful day! Heaven."