Scything on Countryfile

It was National Meadows Day a couple of weeks ago and in celebration of our wildflower meadows, BBC Countryfile had a special Meadows episode last night featuring Simon Fairlie and Andi Rickard talking to Matt Baker about the scythe.
Catch up with it on iPlayer starting at 30min:</a

My Learn to Scythe courses focus on relaxed, comfortable scything at your own pace so you can enjoy cutting the grass while you listen to the birds and the swish of your blade or chat with another mower. You’ll still cover a lot of ground surprisingly quickly without having to race! More details at


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 Scything on Countryfile

  1. Sylvain says:

    The replay is not available outside UK (for copyrights reasons); we could have seen it in Belgium via the cable (as long as it is on BBC1 or BBC2). But the we have to know it in advance.

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