Date: Friday 19th July 2019
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Broadrake Bunkbarn, near Chapel-le-Dale
Booking: Pre-booking is essential
Course leader Steve Tomlin, has over 10 years’ experience of mowing and 6 years of teaching experience. This training course will enable you to develop the basic skills under expert tuition, and leave you confident to scythe efficiently and safely.
The course will build on basic skills to include:
- Fine tuning your scythe set up
- Improving your mowing style
- Scything tough vegetation
- Mowing around trees
- Getting you blade sharper in the field
- Peening clinic
You will have the opportunity on the day to purchase the scythe kit, which you have set up and worked with. Please bring cash/ cheque if this is something you wish to pursue
(for more information on the kit and costs please view Steve’s website https://stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/scythes/buy-a-scythe-kit/).
Steve Tomlin first learnt to scythe in the Pyrenees in 2001 and was instantly hooked! He is a founding member and training coordinator for the Scythe Association and has spent time in Europe working with scythe experts.
In addition to running courses in mowing and peening. Steve is also an instructor for new scythe teachers and is currently recognised as the leading scythe teacher in the UK and author of the book ‘Learn to Scythe’.
To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment.