5th March 2018

Scythe Festivals

14th West Country Scythe Festival and Green Scythe Fair

Sunday 10th June 2018

Thorney Lakes, Somerset

The biggest and best scythe event in the country. Scythe championship, scythe and haymaking events, crafts, stalls, music, speakers, kids area, local food and drink.

Camping available.

For more festival information see  www.greenfair.org.uk

In the run up to the festival there are three scythe courses

  • Improvers’ Masterclass (Friday-Saturday 9th-10th June)
  • Beginners Course (Saturday 9th June)
  • Children’s course (Saturday 9th June)

For further course details go to course page

Eastern Counties Scything Festival

Saturday 23rd June & Sunday 24th June 2018

n.b: CHANGED DATES TWICE!!- week later than planned then back again to two weeks after Muchelney as usual

Wimpole Estate, near Cambridge

This is the 11th scythe event at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate. It is designed to be a fun weekend with as many rural competitions as possible and unlimited acres of grass to mow!!

On Saturday 23rd there is a learn to scythe course you can book into which is ideal to get you going if you are new to scything.  Throughout the weekend there are also numerous free learning opportunities to pick up mowing tips or get help with sharpening from experienced scythe users who always happy and willing to share knowledge.

On Sunday 24th there are scythe mowing competitions which anyone with a scythe can enter. This is the only event in the UK where you can compete in competitions varying from 5m x 5m right up to a quarter of an acre.

There will also be demonstrations of blacksmithing, greenwood working and other rural crafts. Camping is available and there are spaces for stallholders.

For more information go to http://sadeik.wordpress.com/walks/scything-festival

email: Simon.Damant@nationaltrust.org.uk

Meadow Connections – A Celebration of Upland Hay Meadows in the Yorkshire Dales.

Saturday 14th July & Sunday 15th July 2018

Lower Winskill Farm, Settle, Yorkshire Dales.

Workshop day – Saturday 14th July

Northern Scythe Championships – Sunday 15th July

 

Camping available.

For more information see  www.meadowconnections.co.uk