Traditional countryside skills, management & solutions

We are based in the Peak District and can offer:

SCYTHING Lessons and Instruction

Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, all courses are cancelled until further notice, but please keep contacting us regarding courses later in the year. 

I am happy to run courses privately or for your organisation.
Rates are reasonable and the tutoring is exceptional!
I can take up to six people at a time and provide all the kit necessary. Feel free to call or email me.

Way of the Scythe Courses and traditional haymaking, tree planting and meadow restoration. 

I have been scything and land working since 1981. SABI Teachers course 2010.
All tools/scythes supplied for course and for sale.

Rough Weeds and Bramble scything days Spring  Bumblebee Trust Stanton Lees.
Way of the Scythe 6 July RSPB Coombes Valley Leek Staffs
Way of the Scythe and  trad haymaking Carr  15-19 July House Meadows Sheffield
Way of the Scythe and trad haymaking 22-26 July Warslow Peak District
Way of the Scythe 24 August Warwickshire WT

Way of the Scythe and Orchard haymaking 1-7 September Bumblebee Trust Kent

Way of the Scythe Courses, traditional haymaking, tree planting and meadow restoration

Happy to travel anywhere…..

SCYTHE sales

We now sell Austrian Scythes and associated kit. All Snaths come pre oiled and if you collect you will received a free 1 hour ‘set up and how to’ lesson. Please contact us for prices.


I can come and scythe and clear your ground, mow your lawn/orchard/meadow/paths/woodland trails/towpath/amenity area. Scything is a safe, non polluting Eco and human friendly way of weed/grass management.

Rates are by arrangement.