Modern, light scythes are an excellent tool for managing meadows, nature reserves, orchards and other grassland sites. The Chilterns Conservation Board is running several scything training courses this summer:
30 July Meadow haymaking by scything - FREE
3 Sept Scything rough vegetation
Cut a wildflower meadow with scythes, gather and spread the green hay to introduce wildflowers to a new area, Pishill near Watlington
Find out about the Chilterns Conservation Board's work on planning issues and our position on developments which could have a major negative impact on the Chilterns AONB. The Board has also published a wide range of detailed guidance on building, restoring and renovating properties in the Chilterns.
If you'd like to get involved in caring for the Chilterns, or promoting its special character to the public, there are plenty of opportunities. Take a look at what's on offer - there's something to suit everyone!
Do you own or manage a small woodland? The Chiltern Woodlands Project offers help with management plans, felling advice, surveys, grant applications and much more. Director John Morris has over 30 years experience in woodland management.