National Meadow Day 2022

Scythers relaxingThis year's National Meadow Day is having a change of venue to the western side of Bowland at the Gathering Fields, Over Wyresdale and is running over the weekend 2nd to 3rd July.

Saturday 2nd July – National Meadow Day: BOOK TICKETS HERE (note: booking is essential)

Sunday 3rd July – Northern Scythe Competition: BOOK TICKETS HERE (note: booking is essential)

Venue for both:  Swainshead Hall Farm, Over Wyresdale, LA2 9DN

Entry: £2 per adult, children free payable on the gate, both on the Saturday and Sunday (monies raised with be donated to Champion Bowland)

Guided bee walk

Join us on the Saturday for guided tours in the meadow, meadow plant school, scything and hay time demonstrations, herbal tea and herbal essences, range of local craft stalls and demonstrations, local meadow plug plants to purchase, music and more!  Stalls & activities include:

  • Bee & Blossom Apothecary and Wild Medicine walks with Helen Leece
  • Sara Denis embroidery
  • Helen Dawson spinning 
  • Slaidburn Archive
  • Goosnargh Gin
  • Wildlife Trust/MyPlace
  • Phoenix Rising Project
  • Forest of Bowland AONB & Moth Trapping
  • Meaburn wildflowers
  • Willow weaving 
  • Story Telling through movement with Bowland Fitness (a great activity for the youngsters)

On the Sunday you can enjoy watching the Northern Scythe Competition, with lovely Lancashire grass to mow, a large practice area, individual and team comps with lots of medals!

Camping and bunk barn accommodation will be available with an evening fire and bbq on the Saturday (please bring your own food supplies for the bbq).

You can stay in comfort in the bunk barn for £20ppn (please remember to bring your bedding), bookings for the bunk barn will be taken directly with Helen at the Gathering Fields:

Camping and van parking will be available at £10ppn with access to camp kitchen, toilets and showers. For more information email

Refreshments & parking available.

With thanks to Studio Bakery who will be supplying the cakes on the day.

Further details to follow soon!Peter and William mowing