Over the last month, we have been updating our online Scythe Shop.
As well as being able to buy complete scythe kits online, it is now possible to buy all your scything extras and spares through the shop too eg blades, sharpening stones, peening equipment.
If you are local to us, you are welcome to come to the Trust and buy in person, by prior arrangement. When you purchase a complete scythe kit at the Trust, we will help you set the scythe up and give you basic tuition. This takes about an hour and you get to take your scythe home ready to go.
Of course, the best ways to get started in the world of the scythe is by attending an Introductory Scythe Course.
Participants set up a scythe at the start of the course and use it throughout the day. The course gives you a thorough grounding in the use of the scythe, then participants have the option to buy the scythe at the end of the course, set up and ready to go. All kits bought on a course come with a Ready to Mow scythe blade at no extra cost (usually £10 extra).