Group Scything Course


You will need to contact Ross before booking a Group Scything Course.

I can also run a scythe course on your land. If you have a group of friends or are part of a community group then this is a great way of learning and getting your grass cut. They are cost effective and tailored to your site.

Available for up to 6 participants.

The scythe is an effective and versatile tool to use in the garden. Whilst known for cutting grass, it will also cut through brambles, rushes, weeds and small scrub. Scything is enjoyable and low impact which means that it is open to all age ranges. Courses are run in South Devon, in the South Hams. There are a max of 6 people on each course, to offer a maximum learning experience.

There are four elements to scything; honing, peening, technique and relationship. They are equally important so that scything is as easeful and efficient as it can be. These four elements will be covered on the course:

• Honing is the sharpening of the blade
• Peening is the shaping of the blade
• Technique is how you scythe
• Relationship is what develops between you and the meadow.

You will also learn :
• To set up the scythe to fit your body
• To scythe efficiently and effectively
• Maintaining and keeping your blade sharp
• Managing and establishing wildflower areas