The Chilterns Conservation Board has teamed up with Natural England to offer a Meadow Haymaking scything day at Pishill, between Watlington and Henley. The scything day will be held on Sunday, 3rd SeptemberThe scything day will be suitable for those who have received previous training to use Austrian Scythes. Gain some extra experience and have a wonderful day in a marvellous setting.
Nigel Adams, a very experienced practitioner and trainer in rural skills, will lead the day. Scything is a technique accessible to all now using these modern scythes, and it is a very effective and sustainable way to manage wildflower meadows, orchards, churchyards, nettle patches and lawns. It is also quiet, pollution-free and cheaper than a strimmer.
What to Bring
For this course you will need strong footwear and suitable clothes for an English summer (the site is exposed), a packed lunch and a drink.
What we provide
All tools and equipment necessary for the course will be provided and Nigel will run through how each tool should be used during the day. You are welcome to bring your own scythe if you have one. Parking and a toilet will be available on or near to the work site.
To Book: THIS EVENT IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE. Please still contact Neil Jackson at the Chilterns Conservation Board to book your place, using the contact details below.