Scything - Improvers

27 July 2018

A course aimed at those who wish to improve their scything skills.

About the course

 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.

The course will build on basic skills to include:

  • Fine tuning your scythe set up
  • Improving your mowing style
  • Scything tough vegetation
  • Mowing around trees
  • Getting you blade sharper in the field
  • Peening clinic

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

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’. 

Location: Broadrake Bunkbarn, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton LA6 3AX
Date: 27th July 2018
Time: 9.30am-16.30pm
Cost: £40.00
Booking: Pre booking is essential. For further information and booking please contact
or complete a booking form and return it with your payment,

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here.

For more conservation-related courses and jobs please see

Conservation, Course

Booking Details

Booking is essential. 

Please contact Hannah Rose on 015242 51002, complete a booking form and return it with your payment, or
email or visit