Outdoor Matters


Lowland Leader

The Lowland Leader award is for people who wish to lead groups in the countryside and woodland areas of the UK. It is a nationally accredited award from Mountain Training, and is suitable for a wide range of people including Teachers and Youth Leaders who wish to take students on walks, or to run the expedition section of the DofE award. More information is available on the Mountain Training Website.

There are four stages in the scheme:
  • Attend a two day training course with us.

  • Complete a consolidation period to increase your experience and knowledge.

  • Attend and complete a two day assessment course with us.

  • Continue to stay current and up to date.

And four areas in the syllabus :
  • Management and decision making

  • Personal Skills

  • Teaching and learning

  • The walking environment

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Lowland Leader Handbook. We want to give you the best training available and support you through the whole process to assessment, that why we give you a Post Course Pack containing notes and handy tips to help you prepare for assessment.

The bonus to us is when you come on an assessment with us, you'll make our job easy by knowing what you need to know and doing what you need to do - its win-win all round!

Lowland Leader Training

Join us to learn the skills you need to lead a group in the countryside of Britain.

2024:  July 11-12 (full), 31 Oct-1 Nov


Lowland Leader Assessment

Our assessments are delivered in a relaxed and calm way to help you preform at your best.

2024:  Oct 5-6, Nov 6-7, Nov 16-17, Dec 12-13


Lowland Leader Refresher

Bespoke refresher days available on request to help you prepare.

£70 (workshop) - £250 (private)