Scything - Improvers

19 July 2019

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

About the course

The scythe is a modern, lightweight and simple tool, which manages vegetation where machinery is not possible or unsuitable. Course leader Steve Tomlin, has over 10 years’ experience of mowing and 6 years of teaching experience. This training course is for those with some scything experience and wish to progress their skills, it will cover fine tuning your set-up, peening and mowing.

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: 19th July 2019
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 four-year programme of community and heritage projects developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. YDMT is the lead partner. It is also part of a year-long series of workshops, talks and walks Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting to mark the 50th anniversary of Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby’s book ‘Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales’. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here.

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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