Scything for Beginners

The art of scything dates back hundreds of years and is still a very valid form of land management used today. This course will discuss the reasons why we scythe and the best places that it can be done.  You will then get the opportunity of trying it yourself.

Mark Allery has taught these specialist skills for years and enjoys getting people started. He covers safety, tool maintenance and of course, the practical technique of scything.

Mark has all the tools needed to teach on the day. He also sells equipment should you wish to continue scything in future.

How to Apply

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Key Information

Start date:

29th August 2019 at 9:30am


members £45, non-members £57


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Countryside & Land Management


Bay Pond Educational Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

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