Wild Meadow

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

Shepherd's Hut and Eco-cottage accommodation in the Welsh Boarders 



Fancy learning to scythe?

Sunday 10 June
more dates to follow

scything courses

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."