Lowland Leader Award Training

A lowland leader qualification will allow you to lead groups on day trips in lowland countryside in summer conditions.

Plas Y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio6:1


Plas Y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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You’ll cover the areas of knowledge you need to guide people in the countryside and woodland, including: leadership skills and group management, walking skills, planning a walk, basic mapwork and route-finding skills, equipment hazards, and emergency procedures. We’ll also look at: environmental awareness, conservation, access, and land ownership. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will put you through your paces on this mostly practical course, to hone your skills in these areas.

The Objectives 

  • To get you acquainted with the Lowland Leader scheme and introduce you to all the skills you’ll need to get qualified.
  • To have a mix of indoor and outdoor learning with the guidance of our expert instructors in a supportive, friendly environment.
  • To develop an action plan for your consolidation period and help prepare you for your Lowland Leader assessment.

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What to Expect

You’ll spend two days covering the key elements from the Mountain Training syllabus, including:

  • Leadership Skills and Group Management
  • Walking Skills
  • Planning a Walk
  • Basic Mapwork and Route-Finding Skills
  • Equipment
  • Hazards and Emergency Procedures
  • Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership

There will be theoretical evening sessions between 5:30-6:30pm.

Experience Required

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

  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • You must be registered on the scheme https://www.mountain-training.org/help/faqs/registration
  • You must have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required (ideally these will be recorded on DLOG) which can have taken place at any point (pre- or post-registration)

How Should I Prepare?

You’ll get most benefit from the course if you’re fit, and have some experience of using a map and compass. You should have an interest in Leading others and helping them to learn about the countryside. Make sure you are registered with Mountain Training and that you have familiarised yourself with the Lowland Leader Qualification syllabus.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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