Wimpole Scything Festival
The scything event was held on the weekend of the 23-24 June in the Capability Brown designed Folly Field to the north of the mansion. This setting is now one of the best wildflower meadows on the Estate, amazing given that it was an arable field 20 years ago!
The Scything Festival reflects historic Wimpole estate management and is designed to be a fun and sociable weekend with several competitions. A pleasant half an hour walk took you to the Folly Field, a scenic spot to watch and learn how to manage a chalk grassland environment.
The Wimpole Countryside team and Estate Greenwood group were in attendance showcasing their traditional woodworking skills and demonstrating a variety of other historic rural crafts including blacksmithing.