• Lowland Leader Award
  • Lowland Leader Award
  • Lowland Leader Award
  • Lowland Leader Award
  • Lowland Leader Award

Mountain Training logoLowland Leader Award

The Lowland Leader Award is the newest award from Mountain Training (MT) the national governing body for hillwalking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK, this ward compliments and supports the other walking awards administered by Mountain Training. The award is nationally recognised and quality assured.

The award is for anyone who wishes to lead groups through lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. This award is ideal for; teachers, school support workers, community workers, youth workers, countryside rangers, or anybody who may wish to lead a walking group. This qualification also offers an expedition module, which is ideal for leaders and volunteers involved with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme (DofE).

Course Format:

Follows the similar structure of all MT awards, and requires candidates to:

  • Gain relevant experience
  • Register for the award - www.mountain-training.org
  • Attend a training course
  • Consolidate training
  • Attend an assessment course

Once you have passed the award, it can be used anywhere in the UK in appropriate terrain, as outlined above.

The syllabus includes: route planning, basic map work, equipment, dealing with hazards, leadership and group management, environmental and access awareness.

When we advertise this activity as a public course you can view it here or on our course calendar page. If we do not have any planned public courses, you can organise your very own group adventure day. To find out more about organising your own group adventure day, please contact the Centre by emailing ancrum.centre@leisureandculturedundee.com or calling 01382 435911.