Lowland Leader Training


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 training program will include:

  • Leadership Skills and Group Management
  • Walking Skills
  • Planning a Walk
  • Basic Map work and route finding skills including poor visibility / in darkness
  • Equipment
  • Hazards and emergency procedures
  • Environmental awareness, conservation, Access and land ownership

More details about this award can be found on the Mountain Training website: Lowland Leader Award

Pre-course requirements:

  • Minimum 17 years of age.
  • You should have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside.
  • You must have personally logged at least 10 varied walks in lowland terrain where the use of a map is required.
  • You have registered on to the Lowland Leader Award through the Mountain Training website, cost currently £44.00

Please email our DofE and Course Co-ordinator on dofe@andertoncentre.co.uk for our latest prices and availability. 

Dates: 10th – 11th February 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