Customer Notice: 2024 will incur some price alterations and will be completed by the 15th January 2024.


Women's Scything Day

If you wish to book direct email Helen [email protected]  We welcome Andi Rickard the National Scything  Ladies Champion  and a member of the Scythe association for Britain and Ireland, who will be joining us in the Gathering Fileds Meadow for an introduction to scything for women course. This day is designed to be informative and practical whilst a nourishing experience. It will be  supported by the meadow host Helen who will provide a vegetarian light lunch and an evening meal cooked around the fire at the end of your day. We have free parking, toilet  and kitchen on site with  refreshments. Food is vegetarian and we do not cater for complex food sensitivities. You are welcome to bring your own food with you and have suitable cool places. We have a undercover out door space with drinking water and seating. Dogs are welcome as long as at all time they are kept on a lead and out of the main classroom which is indoors.  Your day includes Introduction to the scything, history and  anatomy, the different types available and their uses. The selection and set-up and choosing the right tool for the job. Fitting the scythe to you to minimise the risk of pain and strain and maximise efficiency.Safety Considerations and keeping yourself and others safe at work while exploring mowing techniques. Coping with differing terrains and vegetation, maintenance and sharpening whilst looking after your scythe, mastering honing and a chance to try peening. A chance to discuss haymaking, woodland management, wild flower meadows and anything else depending on your individual or group needs Camping is available on site at £20 a night  - I can hire you can hire the 8 bed bunk barn which is a shared space for £25 per night . we are situated on a working farm in Bowland and our meadow is a restored Wild flower Hay Meadow  supported by The Bowland National Landscapes. We have only 8 places available for the day . If you wish to enquire about camping or accommodation please contact Helen [email protected]