Cambridge Scything Festival 2023

After a few years break we were pleased to be able to organise a return of scything competition to the Eastern counties. This event took place on 23rd July at Wandlebury Country Park on the Gog Magog Hills just outside Cambridge. The site has the remains of a circular Iron Age Hillfort as well as Read more about Cambridge Scything Festival 2023[…]

Scottish Scything Festival 2023

The Scottish Scythe Festival took place around the weekend of 24th June at Blackhaugh Farm in Perthshire. It was a hugely enjoyable weekend of scything with around 150 attendees overall. The 13 participants on the Improvers workshop on Friday led by Andi Rickard and John Grundy mowed one of the camping fields and they successfully Read more about Scottish Scything Festival 2023[…]

Shropshire Hay Meadow Day – Scythe Competition results

The Shropshire Hay Meadow festival took place on Saturday 15th July 2023 in Craven Arms. The event included competitions with both experienced and novice scythers taking part. As both the grass and weather forecast looked challenging the competition plots were reduced to 4 x 4 m (from 5 x 5 m). As it turned out Read more about Shropshire Hay Meadow Day – Scythe Competition results[…]

Northern Scythe Festival 2023

This year’s Northern Scythe Festival once again took place at Bell Sykes which has a very special series of flower rich Coronation meadows within the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire. Traditionally managed Northern Dales meadows like these offers some of the best mowing any scyther could ever wish for. Their structure and mix of wild Read more about Northern Scythe Festival 2023[…]