A two (2) day (16 hour) assessment to measure your competencies against the Lowland Leader syllabus, run in a relaxed style to help you perform and achieve. On successful completion of the assessment, you’ll be qualified to lead groups in the varied and beautiful lowland areas of the UK and Ireland.

As approved Mountain Training providers with a proven track record, we know how to set you up for success. Led by RAW’s experienced trainers, you’ll be part of small groups of just 4 people. This 1:4 teaching ratio allows us to personalise your experience and give you the best chance of successfully completing your assessment.


Cannot recommend RAW Adventures enough. Kate looked after us from the outset every step of the way right up to the summit even in the poor weather conditions we had. Extraordinarily knowledgeable of every facet of the mountain and absolute pros through and through.

Stewart John


Prerequisites for the Lowland Leader Assessment

  • Completed a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
  • Logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc)
  • Have physically (i.e. not online) attended and completed a first aid course which involved at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and included an element of assessment
  • Before you attend an assessment, you will also need to complete a ‘Home Paper’ to complete in your own time

If you have any questions about your suitability for assessment, please get in touch.

Book your Assessment

The Lowland Leader Assessment costs £175 per person (1:4 teaching ratio) and is held over two (2) days. Dates and locations are listed in our chart.

We are also happy to run bespoke courses for groups at an agreed location - contact us to find out more.

Event Information

Course Cost £175.00 per person (1:4 ratio)
Course Duration Two (2) days
Course Dates(s) 17-18 Feb 2024 – Surrey Hills *FULLY BOOKED*
16-17 Mar 2024 – Malverns *FULLY BOOKED*
27-28 Apr 2024 – Snowdonia
18-19 May 2024 – Cheshire
29-30 May 2024 – Peak District
22-23 Jun 2024 – Surrey Hills
24-25 Aug 2024 – Snowdonia
14-15 Sep 2024 – Malverns
31 Oct – 1 Nov 2024 – Cheshire
Minimum Age 17 years
Terrain Area UK-wide

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