summer hay meadow

Summer Scything Demonstration

Scything Demonstration at The National Trust's Hardcastle Crags.
Clough Hole Car Park, Widdop Road.
Saturday 27 August, 2.30-4.30pm

Come and see Paul Kingsnorth, national scything competition finalist, demonstrating the art of scything at Hardcastle Crags. Paul will be demonstrating the use of the traditional grass cutting technique on a hectare of hay meadow, which has not been cut for seven years.

The event is free but car parking is pay and display, free for National Trust members.
The 906 bus from Hebden Bridge arrives at Clough Hole at 2.30pm, return bus 4.19pm.
For more details please telephone: 01422 844518.

Traditional farming methods offer a helping hand to the endangered Twite in the South Pennines and this method offers farmers and other landowners another way of cutting grass and maintaining their hay meadows, especially in difficult to reach places.