Scythe Improvers Masterclass at the Green Scythe Fair


7th and 8th June 2024

Join our three HIGHLY EXPERIECED tutors and learn to Scythe and Peen with greater CONFIDENCE & EASE.

This course is aimed at people who already use an AUSTRIAN SCYTHE at home, work or in a volunteer setting.

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THIS COURSE IS IN STOCK , but you need to book through the Green Scythe Fair Website

  • £175, including lunch on both days and entry to the fair on Sunday.
  • Concessions £100 (unwaged). Organisations £200
  • For general enquires, camping enquiries or any booking issues please email:
  • On site camping is available.

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A two day course for:

  • mowers with some experience who want to develop their skills
  •  team leaders managing volunteers or staff
  •  people who want to teach scythe use to others.

You will get personal attention from three of the most experienced teachers in the UK, namely:

  • Kevin Austin, scythe teacher from Cornwall, former UK champion mower.
  • Phil Batten, master peener and scythe competition winner from Scythe Cymru.
  • 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 Green Scythe Fair

The course also includes entry to the excellent Green Scythe Fair on Sunday 9th June. Meet fellow scythe enthusiasts and enjoy all the delights the fair has to offer!


The Green Scythe Fair 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!

The Green Scythe Fair is held at:

Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park
Thorney, Langport,
TA10 0DW
United Kingdom


Please book through the Green Scythe Fair Website

For general enquires, camping enquiries or any booking issues please email:

Camping is available at the Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park.

If the campsite is full, other arrangements may be possible. Contact