Introduction to Scything course

15 July 2019 to 16 July 2019

Learn the ancient art of scything with expert tuition and be confident to scythe efficiently and safely.

About the course

The scythe is a modern, lightweight and simple tool which will enable you to manage vegetation where machinery is not possible or unsuitable. Course leader Steve Tomlin has over 10 years experience of mowing and over 6 years of teaching experience. This training course will enable you to learn the necessary skills under expert tuition and will leave you confident to scythe efficiently and safely.

Steve Tomlin first learnt to scythe in the Pyrenees in 2001 and was instantly hooked! He is a founding member and training coordinator for the Scythe Association and has spent time in Europe working with scythe experts. In addition to running courses in mowing and peening, Steve is also an instructor for new scythe teachers and is currently recognised as the leading scythe teacher in the UK and author of the book ‘Learn to Scythe’. 

You will have the opportunity on the day to purchase the scythe kit, which you have set up and worked with. Please bring cash/ cheque if this is something you wish to pursue for more information on the kit and costs please view Steve’s website

Location: Hill Top Farm, Malham, Skipton BD23 4DJ
Date: Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th July 2019
Time: Monday 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 10am-4:30pm 
Cost: £150.00
Booking: Booking is essential. Contact Catherine Mercer on 015242 51002 or email 


Conservation, Course

Booking Details

Booking is essential. 

Please contact Catherine Mercer on 015242 51002 or email