Scythe Improvers Masterclass at the Green Scythe Fair

Learn to Scythe and Peen with greater CONFIDENCE & EASE!

A two day course for mowers with some experience who want to develop their skills, team leaders managing volunteers or staff or people who want to teach scythe use to others.

You will get personal attention from three of the most experienced teachers in the UK.

Three Highly Experienced Scythe Tutors

Phil Batten, master peener and scythe competition winner from Scythe Cymru.

Kevin Austin, scythe teacher from Cornwall, former UK champion mower.

Andi Rickard, of the Somerset Scythe School, current UK champion mower.


The course covers:

  • Improving the set up of the scythe,
  • Improving mowing stance and style,
  • Sharpening,
  • Peening and repairing blades,
  • Teaching,
  • Organizing volunteers and novices.


The course also includes entry to the excellent Green Scythe Fair on Sunday 9th June.

Green Scythe Fair 2024

Meet fellow scythe enthusiasts and enjoy all the delights the fair has to offer!

This is a magical one day environmental fair in a beautiful setting on the Somerset Levels run entirely by volunteers using wind, sun and muscle power. Excellent live music, over 100 stalls displaying traditional skills, crafts and produce, lively environmental debates, delicious organic local food, a variety of the best ales and ciders and a large kids area with activities throughout the day.

The Green Scythe Fair includes the celebrated West Country Scythe Championship, known far and wide for the stupendous and often hilarious feats of haymaking by international scythesmen and women, who mow a swathe through the summer festival scene. It is probably the most authentic, and enjoyable, country fair in all England!


Scythe Improvers Masterclass at the Green Scythe Fair

7th and 8th June 2024

£175, including lunch on both days and entry to the fair on Sunday.

Concessions £100 (unwaged). Organisations £200

Book through the Green Scythe Fair Website

  • This course is aimed at people who already use an AUSTRIAN SCYTHE at home, work or in a volunteer setting.
  • For general enquires, camping enquiries or any booking issues please email:
  • On site camping is available.