Scything course

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Scything for Beginners

Location: Bay Pond Educational Reserve, Godstone High Street, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DT
Learn the ancient art of scything on this beginners course.

Event details

Meeting point

Outdoor learning Classroom


09:30am - 4:30pm
A static map of Scything for Beginners

About the event

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.



members £45, non-members £57

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

What to bring

Please bring a packed lunch and wear sturdy walking boots.

Parking information

free parking is available.


Disabled toilet

Contact us

adult learning team
Contact number: 01372379523