A Scythe is...
For cutting your wild flower meadow in peace and quiet. For mowing your lawn. For giving to volunteers. For making hay on a small scale. For when you need to be eco-friendly. For avoiding whitefinger from strimmers. For cutting on a steep slope. For clearing ground in sensitive habitats... and so much more!
No noise (except for a gentle swish swish)
Turns work into meditation
No vibration. No noise. No moving parts.
Good for any mowing or clearing job (but great for the tricky places)
We are addicts. Addicted to scything of course. A scythe is like a good book - once picked up, it's very difficult to put down. Beth started Learn Scything in 2011 with the aim of passing her scything skills on to others and since then she has taught conservationists, smallholders and council employees, as well as the odd journalist, film star here and the nation's favourite gardener... In 2015, Beth took on some apprentice scythe teachers (their details coming soon) and the Learn Scything shop will be opening on April 1st 2016 selling scythes, scythe kits and scything accessories. N.B. We aren't offering courses for organisations in 2016 so that we can train our teachers and launch the scythe shop (and because Beth is on maternity leave), but if you need someone to run a course, contact us anyway, we might be able to put you in touch with an appropriate person.