Using a Scythe – holding the scythe and mowing

Below are some videos demonstrating how to hold and mow with a scythe in various circumstance.
This page is under development and will be expanded as we have time. Hopefully there will be some more instructional type videos to come soon!
Slicing not chopping! It’s really useful to practice this action on short grass when you start to scythe. You can clearly see what you are doing and how the blade is moving in relation to the grass. This makes it easier to replicate the movement when you move into long grass.
Mowing a lawn with a scythe. Whilst not every mower has ambitions to scythe a lawn, this video clearly show the basic mowing techniques that are used in a lot of scything. See here for more on scything lawns.

Some classic meadow mowing. This is Phil and I mowing Cae Top on an atmospheric misty morning.

Not all scything happens in the meadow! Mowing collapsed bracken in the winter

A video showing various techniques for mowing in the garden and on narrow paths. Look out for the pet lamb!