AN INTRODUCTION TO USING A SCYTHE TO CUT VEGETATION

Date: Tuesday, 27th August 2019

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: Llanddona Commons Local Nature Reserve but meet at Llanddona Village Hall car park LL58 8TS

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Come and join in with this practical conservation task day at the local nature reserve in Llanddona and learn how to use a scythe.   The Llanddona Commons LNR lie within the Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the open expanse of the heathland provides a very attractive area of natural vegetation. However, in order to maintain its biodiversity value the land needs to be carefully managed.  The scythe is a tool that is currently seeing a resurgence in Britain. Unlike the mower or strimmer, it produces no noise, vibration or smoke and is a pleasure to use. Plants can cut down hardy plants such as bramble, bracken, nettles and saplings as well as grasses and wild meadows.

During the day you will learn:

-How to set up the scythe for your body dimensions

-Selecting the right blade for the job

-Altering the angle of the blade

-How to sharpen the blade

-How to mow with ease & flow!

 

MORE INFORMATION

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring your own lunch.

Wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.

For more information about the Cwlwm Seiriol project please click here

BOOKING

Booking essential. To book, please contact: cwlwmseiriol@mentermon.com or phone 01248 725710

DIRECTIONS

Meet at Llanddona Village Hall marked as ‘School’ on the OS map below:

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