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Lowland Leader - Mountain Training


Part 1



  • Non-residential
  • You must be aged 17+
  • 2 day course
  • Must have 10+ walks logged
  • Mountain Training costs NOT incl.
  • Provider: Garland Mountaineering
  • Bespoke dates for groups of 4+

Part 2



  • Build up your log book
  • Work with groups
  • Volunteer
  • Put training into practice

Part 3



  • Non-residential
  • You must be aged 18+
  • 2 day course
  • Must have 20+ walks logged
  • Required: first aid certificate
  • Mountain Training costs not incl.
  • Provider: Garland Mountaineering
  • Bespoke dates for groups of 4+

More Info

Before taking part in the training you have to have personally undertaken and logged an absolute minimum of ten varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required.

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

- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must have attended a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
- You must be familiar with the syllabus
- You must have logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc)
- You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course which involved at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and included an element of assessment

The Lowland Leader assessment is 2 days long (minimum 16 hours contact time).

If you're a group, school or college of course you can. Send us an email at and we can see what we can do!

Some people go onto Hill and Moorland Leader or onto their Summer Mountain Leader

Work on Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions, teaching children to map read and experience their first adventures. Lead walking groups on amazing trips in the UK and show them how great our countryside is to explore.

You must register for this award on the Mountain Training website and pay the registration fee. You cannot complete a training or assessment course without doing this.

Walking Boots / Shoes
Waterproofs / Hat / Gloves
Weather Appropriate clothing / Extra warm Layers
Day Bag
Torch Map and Compass
Packed Lunch / Snacks
First Aid Kit
Notebook and Pens

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