Pratensis Countryside Services


Click here for details of what you will learn on a scythe training day, and dates of forthcoming scythe courses:

Here is a guide to buying an Austrian scythe:

Do you need some help managing your own area of land? Scythe work and other services can be provided. Here are some possibilities, and examples of work done:

The info pages are about various aspects of scythes that may be of interest or use to some people. Let me know!

I am an experienced scythesman and scythe trainer, based in North Dorset, England. This web site describes the services that I offer, and explores many aspects of scythe use. As part of the pursuit of local, low carbon methods, the use and promotion of the scythe is a core activity.

Scythe training can be provided throughout Wessex, and sometimes further afield. Austrian scythes are now available to buy on courses, as well as at other times

I can also come and carry out scythe work for you. This and a wide range of other countryside management services are offered, drawing on previous experience in the conservation sector.

To find out more, use the menu bar at the top of the page, or click on the buttons on the right to get started. Please contact the email address shown below.

C J  Riley

Chris Riley

Chris Riley – scythesman, scythe trainer and more Learn to scythe

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Meadows & Gardens Buy a scythe Info

Pratensis means 'of meadows'. This, for example, is Cardamine pratensis, the Cuckoo Flower

Photo Jean Vernon

Photo Rod Poynting