Lowland Leader Overview

The Lowland Leader qualification is designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. It is a very accessible qualification and frequently used for supervisors of DofE expeditions and health and yoga walk leaders.

Beyond the Edge are one of the UKs most experienced providers of Mountain Training qualifications. Our courses are both highly informative and run by hugely experienced trainers. Importantly in our opinion, they are also fun and run in a friendly manner. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further courses.

Our base for the Lowland Leader course in the Peak District is highly accessible. It is only two and a half hours from central London by train and if travelling by car, has ample free parking. In addition to being stunningly beautiful, it is brilliant for learning navigation and practicing skills. The mix of gentle valleys and woodland offers an almost endless amount of Lowland Leader walks right from our doorstep.

These courses which we run regularly in the Peak District, are a wonderful opportunity to learn the leadership skills required to feel confident about taking people out walking even if you don’t plan to work in the outdoors.

The one night (two days) Expedition Skills Module which covers the additional skills of training and supervising expedition groups at campsites and teaching navigation, is an optional add on.

Beyond the Edge are committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to attend our courses.  If you feel you may need additional support to attend, please do let us know so we can facilitate this.  Mountain Training have a useful document which can be found here.

Training

Three people stand by a small moorland pond whilst practicing navigation on a Hill and Moorland Leader Award training course
Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£135 per person

Duration:

2 days

Max Ratio:

1:6

Assessment

A group navigating through Lowland terrain on a Lowland leader course.
Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£145 per person

Duration:

2 days

Max Ratio:

1:4

Expedition Skills Module

An expedition skills course places a lone yellow tent on moorland
Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£155 per person

Duration:

2 days

Max Ratio:

1:6

Refresher & Reassessment Sessions

If you need a quick refresh on any aspect of the Lowland Leader syllabus or need to be reassessed on an aspect of the course, we would be delighted to help you out. Please contact the office to discuss your requirements. A common area for further development is navigation, and you may want to look at our navigation courses to help in this area.

Bespoke Dates and Locations

For groups of 4 or more, bespoke dates and locations can be arranged for both Lowland Leader training, assessment and the Expedition Skills Module. Please contact the office for more information.