Author Archives: Steve Tomlin

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 how to mow with a scythe.

Are you strong enough to learn to scythe?

If even Poldark was getting out of breath are you fit enough to scythe? Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe for Wildlife Trust


Another course at the beautiful Bell Sykes meadow for the Wildlife Trust. Continue reading

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Learn to scythe at Bell Sykes

Two glorious days of scything at Bell Sykes, the Coronation Meadow for Lancashire. Continue reading

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Scythers & Haymakers wanted!

Know how to scythe and looking for a chance to mow on a larger area? Training up for the European Scythe Championships in 2016? or just fancy helping out on a local conservation project? Well, here’s your chance Continue reading

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More Learn to Scythe courses in July

Extra dates for Learn to Scythe courses in July Continue reading

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Mowing and haymaking weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Join a scything team and help make hay on a North Yorkshire meadow. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe book

Learn to Scythe book
My new book ‘Learn to Scythe’, a practical guide to the skills and techniques of mowing is now available. Buy the book and learn how to manage your land with this beautiful and effective tool, ideal if you can’t get on one of my courses or want to supplement your learning. Continue reading

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Meadowlife film

I hadn’t been to the cinema for over 10 years but I couldn’t miss the premiere of ‘To the end we will go’, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s new film which was made by local film-maker Simon Sylvester as part of their … Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2015


It’s Scythe Festival time but there’s much more to it than just scything! Continue reading

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Rake making at Heavy Horse Festival

This Sunday I’ll be making hay rakes at the Festival of the Heavy Horse in Northumberland. Continue reading

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