Lowland Leader Award Training

This award is for those who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. Ancrum Centre are the only registered provider of this award in the East coast.

Scope of award:

  • Lowland countryside and woodland that fit ALL of the following criteria:
    • Walks must not cross any hazardous terrain (e.g. cliffs, very steep slopes, water hazards etc.).
    • Throughout the walk the group should never generally be more than 3km away from a key access point such as a car park, lay-by or populated area. Any potential escape routes should also lie within the scope of the defined terrain for the Lowland Leader award.
    • Walks will require the ability to plan routes, use simple navigation skills using a map and compass and be self-sufficient.
    • Walks must follow paths or tracks that are both marked on a map and clearly visible on the ground and that do not require navigation across untracked areas.
    • Walk must use bridges or other recognized water crossing points.
    • Walks must only take place in summer conditions (i.e. when there is no unavoidable snow or ice on any part of the route).

This is a two day course which includes one evening session. Minimum number of participants on this course is 4, maximum 12.

Course Duration: 
Two Days
Course Cost: 
Course Dates: 
Friday, 8 November, 2019 - 09:00 to 20:00
Saturday, 9 November, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30
Course Prerequisites: 

You must have completed 10 walks in lowland areas using a map.

How to Apply

You must register for this award prior to attending the Lowland Leader Award (LLA) Training Course by visiting the Mountain Training website:

http://www.mountain-training.org/  and create an account through CMS. The registration cost is currently £47.00

Course Additional Info: 

Please call Ancrum Outdoor Centre, Dundee on 01382 435911 or click on the link below to register/book a space online. We cannot accept card payments over the telephone.

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