Learn to Mow in the North Pennines

As part of the new Nectarworks project in the North Pennines AONB I’ll be running a Learn to Mow course at the end of the month. There are still places available on this subsidized course which includes meals and accomodation at a beautiful location close to Barnard Castle.

Learn to Mow Course

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July

At Low Way farm, Holwick, Teesdale

Cost: £90 (£60 concessions) including tuition, meals and bunk barn accommodation or camping

Scythes, whetstones and peening equipment all provided

Learn to Mow with an Austrian scythe
Couse Outline

The focus of the ‘Learn to Mow’ course is practical skills and learning-by-doing to send people away ready to continue on their own. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Features and advantages of the Austrian scythe
  • How to set up the scythe to your size & adjust the blade
  • The ‘tai-chi’ mowing style for more efficient cutting and less stress on the body
  • Sharpening in the field
  • Peening the blade to shape the edge
  • Care & maintenance

 Book now.  Places limited

To book your place, contact

Mandy Oliver, Nectarworks Community Officer
T: 01388 528801

E: mandy@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

North Pennines AONB Partnership, Weardale Business Centre, The Old Co-op Building, 1 Martin Street, Stanhope,  Weardale, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL13 2UY

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About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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2 Responses to Learn to Mow in the North Pennines

  1. David Caplin says:

    I am hoping to come along to this course! I’ve just got to find someone to feed the animals on the weekend!
    Fingers crossed

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