Lowland Leader Courses

The Lowland Leader award has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you'll never be short of places to go walking.


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Everyone who wishes to attend a Lowland Leader course must be registered with Mountain Training and also a member of the British Mountaineering Council. Visit the database and follow these steps:

• Create an account (or login if you already have an account)
• Register for the Lowland Leader (£45)
• Join the British Mountaineering Council (under the membership section - cheaper on direct debit)
• Start to enter your past experience into DLOG.

Lowland Leader training lasts for 2 days. The days are run from approx 9-5pm each day.

The course follows the Lowland Leader syllabus which includes:
• Leadership Skills and Group Management
• Walking Skills
• Planning a Walk
• Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
• Equipment
• Hazards and Emergency Procedures
• Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

To attend the training course, you need to have the following requirements:
• Must be registered for the Lowland Leader scheme with Mountain Training
• You must have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required (ideally these will be recorded on DLOG) which can have taken place at any point (pre- or post-registration)

The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. We recommend at least three months between training and assessment and if it takes you a few years to feel ready, that's fine too. You can use the excuse 'I'm preparing for assessment' to have as many walking adventures as you like, so get out there and explore this beautiful country of ours!

The Lowland Leader assessment is 2 days long (minimum 16 hours contact time)

Before you book onto a Lowland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:
• You must have attended a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
• You must be familiar with the syllabus • You must have logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc)
• You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Lowland Leader

LOCATION: Snowdonia, North Wales
COST: ***
DATES: Coming soon

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