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Mower Meadow Courses (Scroll down for course content)
Sunday 3rd July - Mower Meadow - Introduction to Scything - POSTPONED TO 31st JULY
Sunday 31st July - Mower Meadow - Introduction to Scything - FULLY BOOKED
Sunday 14th August - Mower Meadow - Introduction to Scything - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 27th August - Mower Meadow - Introduction to Scything - spaces available
Sunday 28th August - Mower Meadow - Improvers course - spaces available
For those who have already done a beginners' course, a chance to improve and consolidate your mowing technique, get to grips with jig and freehand peening and some haymaking and meadow management
Attend both days with free camping on site for the full immersive scything experience.
Tent and airbed hire available for those travelling light.
Cost £75 per person per day
Courses at other venues
Saturday 16th July - Scythe workshop for Somerset Wildlife Trust at the Somerset Earth Science Centre near Radstock.
For booking details contact hannah.paddison@Somersetwildlife.org
COURSE VOUCHERS are available from the Scythe Shop page. The perfect gift for a loved one.
You do not need to own your own scythe to come on a course. I will provide all the equipment you need on the day and you have the option to buy it at the end.
Tea, coffee, cold drinks , fruit and biscuits (and sometimes cake) will be available. Toilet Facilities on site. All equipment will be provided on the day and available to buy at the end of the course if you wish. Camping is available on site - I can hire you a tent and an airbed at a cost of £10 per night. To book a place please use the contact form at the bottom of the page. After a few no-shows last year I am now asking for payment at the time of booking. Once I receive your booking request I will invoice you for the course fee which may be paid by BACS transfer or cheque. Your booking will be confirmed when payment is received. The course fee is fully refundable if you cancel up to two weeks before the course date. After that you may transfer to another course, spaces permitting. If I need to cancel your course for any reason then I will either refund you in full or transfer you to another course date if you prefer. Hand sanitiser and washing facilities will be available to all course participants. I reserve the right to cancel or abort any course if I feel, for any reason, that it is not safe to proceed.
Book a place on a day course - dates above. £75 per person
Or book me to come and run a course for your group.
Cost £75 per person or £350 for the group whichever is lower (travel costs may apply).
A group scythe course also makes an excellent corporate team-building event.
Please use the contact form below to enquire and book.
I can offer one to one tuition either here at Mower Meadow or at your venue. The course content can cover everything in the one day group course or can be tailored to your individual needs.
The cost of one to one tuition will be charged at £35 per hour (£50 for two to four people) plus my travel costs if applicable.
You can book online (see buttons above) or use the contact form below.
History, anatomy, the different types available and their uses.
Choosing the right tool for the job.
Fitting the scythe to you to minimise the risk of pain and strain and maximise efficiency
Keeping yourself and others safe at work
Coping with differing terrains and vegetation
Looking after your scythe, mastering honing and a chance to try peening.
A chance to discuss haymaking, woodland management, wild flower meadows and anything else depending on your individual or group needs