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)


No vibration. No noise. No moving parts.


Turns work into meditation


Good for any mowing or clearing job (but great for the tricky places)

My name is Beth Tilston

and I am a scythe-a-holic...
A scythe is like a good book. Once picked up, it's very difficult to put down.

Why scything? I first bought a scythe to cut the grass on the paths at my allotment. I had tried a strimmer, but I found it fiddly, noisy and aggressive. I just didn't want to get it out of the shed. The scythe on the other hand was a joy to use. Once I had mastered the technique I was able to let my hands do the work and my mind drift away to a more contemplative place. I started Learn Scything to be able to share this useful, enjoyable skill with other people and have taught many different people - from council employees to film stars. I’ve been running scythe courses in Sussex for ten years and continue to do so, but I moved to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire in 2017, so now I offer courses there too.

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