Lowland Leader Assessment


The Mountain Training 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.

The leadership opportunities for Lowland Leaders are varied and far reaching, from the South West Coast Path to the Great Glen Way; walking in lowland areas can be no less spectacular than walking high up in the mountains. And with campaigns such as ‘Britain on Foot’ and ‘Walking for Health’ proving really popular, there’s never been a better time to be a walking leader.

This 2 day assessment will cover all aspects of the syllabus. More details can be found on the Mountain Training website: Lowland Leader Award

Pre-course requirements:

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


Candidates are expected to provide all of their own equipment and maps. You will need

  • OS Explorer 287 West Pennine Moors.

We have a small supply of maps should you not have access to your own for these areas,

You should bring all normal clothing and footwear suited to operating in the terrain within the remit of your award. You will be asked to demonstrate what you need to carry as a Leader.

Cost: £120

Dates: 21st – 22nd October 2018

Please note that courses need a min number of 4 candidates to run.

Venue: Anderton Centre, New Road, Nr Chorley PR6 9HG

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Recommended Reading:

It is highly recommended that you should read through the relevant chapters in “Hillwalking” by Steve Long in preparation for the more theoretical aspects of the course.

  • Hillwalking by Steve Long (MLTUK official pub.)

Also recommended reading

  • Looking at Weather by Ingrid Holfard
  • Weather for Hillwalkers & Climbers by M Thomas
  • mltuk.org – Website of the MLTUK

Reading relevant magazines is also a good way to keep abreast of current issues

Complaints procedure

All of the Mountain Training award schemes are subject to continuous monitoring and review.  Candidates who have any feedback to give on their courses, both conduct and content, are encouraged to submit written comments to the Provider and/or to Mountain Training as a part of that review process.

If for any reason you find it necessary to raise concerns about an aspect of the delivery of your training or assessment then you should contact the Course Director.

If the dialogue with the Course Director fails to resolve these concerns then candidates should contact an officer within the relevant Mountain Training Board.

Candidates are encouraged to decide whether their concerns take the form of a complaint, where some aspect of the course was unsatisfactory but the outcome is uncontested or an appeal where a candidate believes the assessment result is incorrect and wishes the board to arbitrate.

Full details of the complaints and appeals policy are available at www.policyaddress.org