The Lowland Leader run by Leading Edge has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you'll never be short of places to go walking. This is a great qualification for anyone wanting to take their informal leading to the next level, or for those interested in starting their Mountain Training qualification pathway.
Leading Edge offer a relaxed, open and friendly Lowland Leader course, progressivally taking you through the key group management, navigation, access and environmental elements. We will help you develop, hone and polish your personal skills, all the time imparting teaching and coaching techniques you can use when working with others. You will leave inspired, motivated and with a personal action plan of what you need to do before coming forward for assessment.
Lowland Leader assessments are run in an atmosphere which ensures we get the best performance from you we can. Again it is relaxed and open, encouraging discussion and debate around many subjects. It will invariably provide us with the chance deliver extra learning and coaching for you but all the while allowing the maximum amount of opportunities for you to shine. Leading Edge try very hard to make it a super positive experience.
What does the Lowland Leader Award cover?
Leadership Skills and Group Management
Planning a Walk
Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills
Hazards and Emergency Procedures
Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership
Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Lowland Leader Handbook.