24th February 2011

Courses

Scythe Courses 2022

This page is managed by Steve Tomlin, SABI Training Coordinator. For enquiries please contact Steve: stevetomlin8@gmail.com

Courses by region

Teachers marked * have attended the Scythe Teachers’ course held at the Somerset Scythe Festival. Attendance on the course does not imply recommendation of a teacher by the Scythe Association.


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North England

Steve Tomlin* Manchester
stevetomlin8@gmail.com SteveTomlinCrafts.co.uk/learn-to-scythe
Practical, fun courses covering all the skills to use and maintain your scythe. I have been teaching scything since 2010, am author of ‘Learn to Scythe  and sell scythe kits. I can travel to teach you or your group at your venue. Subscribe to my newsletter for more dates.

  • 28 May, Sedbergh, Cumbria
  • 2 June, Slaidburn, Lancashire
  • 22 July, Slaidburn, Lancashire
  • 5 August, Chapel-le-Dale, Yorkshire
  • 3 September, Sedbergh, Cumbria
  • 7 Oct Peening workshop, Chapel-le-Dale
    Email stevetomlin8@gmail.com  to book

Danny Hodgson*, Llanidloes, Powys & Sheffield South Yorkshire/ East-Midlands
danny_hodgson@hotmail.co.uk
Scythe courses in Mid Wales, South Yorkshire and across the UK. Learn to scythe or improve your technique, I am happy to travel to you and cater for individuals and groups of all abilities and ages. Please visit my website for more details on courses and venues.
www.handpowered.co.uk

John Grundy* County Durham & Northumberland contact@wildernesstamed.com
Relaxed group or one to one courses at your own venue. For more information please contact me directly using the email above. Visit Courses & Training | Wilderness Tamed for more info. Courses to be announced and published via Eventbrite

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Wales & Borders

Philip Batten*, Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, Carmarthenshire
info@scythecymru.co.uk www.scythecymru.co.uk
Learn to scythe or improve your skills. Workshops give you – hands on experience; a chance to “try before you buy” or get your own scythe set up well; a visit to a smallholding where the scythe is integral to the management and is used year round in a variety of situations.

  • Introductory Scythe Courses. See our website for 2022 dates. 
  • Peening and Sharpening Workshops. See our website for 2022 dates. 

Andrea Gilpin*, Presteigne, Powys
hello@wildmeadow.co www.wildmeadow.co/scything-classes
Learn to scythe or improve your skills in 3 acres of meadows and orchards with a variety of terrain and vegetation types. Equipment provided and available to purchase. 1:1 also available. Meadow management advice given.

  • Learn to scythe – Saturday 7th May – £65
  • Learn to scythe – Saturday 12th June – £65
  • See website for more dates

David Kuegler* Hereford
david.kuegler@btinternet.com https://www.instagram.com/parrysfieldorcop/
I’m a very flexible scythe-teacher, buy a scythe I’ll teach you to be very happy & confident with your scythe whether a group or 1:1. Turn-up when suits get a course easy peasy. Or I’ll come to you. I sell fully-prepared Scythe Kits. (Peened & Oiled)

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South West England

Adrian Thomas*, North Devon
Phone: 01409 282801 E mail: adrianthomas59@gmail.com
Learn to scythe either as an individual or in a group (max 6). Volunteer group (max 12).
Contact me to discuss further.
Location: Buckland Filleigh or your site.
Cost: £65 per person.
Dates: arranged around your availability.

Andi Rickard* Somerset
andirickard@me.com 0758 1239453
Current UK scythe champion. Ladies champion for 10 years. Ten years experience teaching scythe skills.1-to-1 sessions, couples or group bookings – at my venue or yours.Group courses at Mower Meadow, South Somerset every month (starting April 22nd)Camping available.
Go to www.scytheschool.com for more details and to apply.

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South East England

Nicole Clough*, Oxfordshire  www.joyofscything.uk
I provide training in the use, maintenance and joy of the Austrian scythe, within Oxfordshire and the nearby counties. Please visit my website for 2022 venue dates or to enquire about arranging a bespoke session.

Claire White* Essex, London, East Anglia
clairewhitegardens@gmail.
Scythe instructor & enthusiast. Offering one to one & groups in scythe practice.

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East Anglia

Richard Brown*, Norfolk richard@wildscythe.co.uk
I am an experienced botanist, ecologist, scythesman and seedsman and have been promoting wildflowers and meadows for 40 years. I offer scythe and grassland management courses and tuition for groups and individuals. Visit my website www.wildscythe.co.uk to find out more about what I can offer you.

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Scotland

Rob Brodie, Fife, Scotland robmaculture@yahoo.co.uk
Beginners and Improvers scything workshops suitable for anyone interested in using a scythe to manage green spaces. Please email to arrange a workshop and for more information. Also visit http://quietertimes.org  for more details and to see current workshop dates.

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Ireland

Neil Foulkes, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
neilfoulkes62@gmail.com
Formal and informal workshops on mowing and maintenance, including through local authorities. Mainly covering NI and the border counties.   I also sell Austrian scythes and equipment

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Channel Islands

Fiona Pollock * Guernsey, Channel Islands
fionpollockuk@yahoo.co.uk
Based in Guernsey but willing to island hop upon discussion. Individual and group lessons available upon request. I stock and sell scythe kits

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National

If you have a group of friends and your own grass, the following teachers can be booked to come and teach at your own location.

Steve Tomlin* Manchester stevetomlin8@gmail.com
stevetomlincrafts.co.uk/learn-to-scythe
Courses across the UK for beginners and improvers , run by an internationally respected mower and tutor. I have been teaching since 2010 and am the author of the Learn to Scythe book, the first practical instruction manual for the Austrian scythe.

Andi Rickard* Somerset
andirickard@me.com 0758 1239453
Current UK scythe champion. Ladies champion for 10 years. Ten years experience teaching scythe skills.1-to-1 sessions, couples or group bookings – at my venue or yours.Group courses at Mower Meadow, South Somerset every month (starting April 22nd)Camping available.
Go to www.scytheschool.com for more details and to apply.

Andrea Gilpin* Powys, hello@wildmeadow.co
https://www.wildmeadow.co/scything-classes
Courses across England and Wales for beginners and improvers.
I have enjoyed teaching since 2010 and I frequently travel to tutor groups in their own patch. Can include advise on meadow management. Clients include Wildlife Trusts, The National Trust, RSPB and many community groups.

Danny Hodgson*, Llanidloes, Powys & Sheffield South Yorkshire/ East-Midlands
danny_hodgson@hotmail.co.uk www.handpowered.co.uk
Scythe courses in Mid Wales, South Yorkshire and across the UK. Learn to scythe or improve your technique, I am happy to travel to you and cater for individuals and groups of all abilities and ages. Please visit my website for more details on courses and venues.

David Kuegler* Hereford
david.kuegler@btinternet.com https://www.instagram.com/parrysfieldorcop/
Courses in England & Wales, including Snowdonia.I teach North-South Wales & England, for all sorts of community groups & Trusts. & Individuals too.

Online

Beth Tilston* Forest of Dean https://cloudcottageland.vhx.tv A new 30 minute course available online. Covering everything I go into on my day course. Pay what you want – you decide what you want to pay for it.  

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