Learn to confidently lead groups in the varied and beautiful lowland areas of the UK and Ireland, with this nationally recognised Lowland Leader training course. Developed by renowned awarding body Mountain Training and delivered by RAW’s skilled trainers, this two (2) day course takes place in several beautiful UK locations in small, personalised groups.

Lowland Leader training is a prerequisite for the Lowland Leader Assessment. On completion of the Assessment, you'll be qualified to safely lead groups on day walks in the countryside and woodland of the UK and Ireland, in summer conditions.

Who’s it for?

Lowland Leader training is for anyone who wants to confidently and safely lead in low level countryside and woodland. It’s ideal for Duke of Edinburgh leaders and volunteer staff, and opens up a natural pathway for anyone wishing to lead and work with others in the outdoors.

You’ll need to be at least 17 years old and to have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain, or have attended a Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills course. If you’re not sure whether your experience is sufficient, get in touch with the RAW team and we’d be happy to guide you.

What will I learn?

Spending two (2) days in some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes, RAW’s qualified trainers will guide you through everything you need to know to confidently and safely lead in low level countryside and woodland, including:

  • Leader responsibilities
  • Leadership and decision making
  • Planning and weather
  • Hazards and emergency procedures
  • Equipment
  • Walking skills
  • Navigation
  • Teaching and learning skills
  • Access, conservation and the environment

You’ll be part of a small learning group of just six (6) people, ensuring a personalised, fun and friendly learning experience. Precise meet locations will be sent to you upon booking but our courses run from either near Llanberis, North Wales (NW) or South East England (SE).


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Course Details

Course Cost £160.00 per person (1:6 ratio)
Course Duration Two (2) days
Course Dates(s) 15-16 Feb 2024 – Surrey Hills *FULLY BOOKED*
9-10 Mar 2024 – Malverns *FULLY BOOKED*
20-21 Apr 2024 – Snowdonia
11-12 May – Cheshire
27-28 May – Peak District
15-16 Jun 2024 – Surrey Hills
22-23 Aug 2024 – Snowdonia
7-8 Sep 2024 – Malverns
29-30 Oct 2024 – Cheshire
Minimum Age 17 years
Terrain Area UK-wide

The two (2) day Lowland Leader training is £160 per person. As the awarding body, Mountain Training requests all candidates register before beginning training: the current cost of registration is £65. If you’re not already registered with Mountain Training, the RAW team will guide you through the registration process after you’ve booked.

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