Scything for beginners

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10am – 4pm

Join us at Forty Hall Farm for an introduction to the traditional skill of scything.

This one day beginners course will cover everything you need to know to begin using a scythe, including:

  • How to set up the scythe
  • Choosing the right blade
  • Sharpening and maintaining your scythe
  • Technique and use of the tool.

The course will be led by Clive Leeke, who is a teaching member of the Scything Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI).

Scythes will be provided for use during the day and there will be an opportunity to buy your own scythe at the end of the course. If you’d like to buy one in advance, they can be ordered online from the Scythe Shop.

Places are £55 per person and can be booked in person at the Forty Hall Farm Shop, or can be booked online.  Please note that an online booking fee applies.

The course fee includes an organic lunch and all refreshments. Maximum of ten places.