You want to lead groups in lowland countryside. You'll prepare for your Lowland Leader assessment on this two day course covering the Mountain Training syllabus. You'll cover the areas you need to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions, including; leadership skills and group management, walking skills planning a walk, basic mapwork and route finding skills, equipment hazards, and emergency procedures. We'll also look at; environmental awareness, conservation, access, and land ownership. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will put you through your paces on this mostly practical course, to hone your skills in these areas.
To help prepare you for your Lowland leader assessment.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend two days covering the key elements from the Mountain Training syllabus
Leadership Skills and Group Management
Planning a Walk
Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
Hazards and Emergency Procedures
Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership
You must register with Mountain Training prior to commencing the course. Copies of the syllabus, and details of how to register are available from www.mountain-training.org
Prior to attending the training you should have logged a minimum of ten varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required or have attended a Hill or Mountain Skills course recognised by Mountain Training. Ensure your online logbook is fully completed with your experience prior to attending this course. You will benefit most from the course if you are fit and have some experience of using a map and compass.
You must be at least 17 years old
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.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals so if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.
You need to be equipped for walking in the countryside. Most people will prefer a pair of leather hiking boots but good walking shoes will be fine. Think about layering your clothes and you will need a set of waterproofs. You'll also need a rucksack that's 30 litres or larger.
You'll get most benefit from the course if you're fit, and have some experience of using a map and compass.