Lowland Leader Award Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Lowland Leader Award Training

  • Hike
  • Hillwalking
  • Mountain Training Award


A lowland leader qualification will allow you to lead groups on day trips in lowland countryside in summer conditions. You'll cover the areas of knowledge you need to guide people in the countryside and woodland, 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.

See Course Dates

Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

Get in touch

The Objectives

- To get you acquainted with the Lowland Leader scheme and introduce you to all the skills you’ll need to get qualified.
- To have a mix of indoor and outdoor learning with the guidance of our expert instructors in a supportive, friendly environment.
- To develop an action plan for your consolidation period and 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

Walking Skills

Planning a Walk

Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills


Hazards and Emergency Procedures

Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

There will be theoretical evening sessions between 5:30-6:30pm.

Experience Required

Before you book onto a Lowland Leader training course, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • You must be registered on the scheme https://www.mountain-training.org/help/faqs/registration
  • 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)

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

Start your training

2 Days
Start Date
26th March, 2022
Spaces left
This course will help you become

ready to consolidate your experience and to progress to your Lowland Leader Assessment

Find a different course for you