Lowland Leader Training

29/02/2020 - 01/03/2020

Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel (JH)

Non-residential starting from £125.00

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Mountain Training
Scheme
Lowland Leader
Course
Training
Type
Training

Award Description

The Lowland Leader qualification 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.

About

We are looking forward to welcoming you and would ask that you read the below.

This course focuses on the navigational skills and leadership skills necessary to safely lead a group in the countryside. It is based entirely outdoors although we will start each morning having a coffee.

Course

Lowland Leader Award Training (Mountain Training England)

 

Dates & Timings

Day One

29th February 2020 – 10:00 to 20:00

Day Two

1st March 2020 – 10:00 to 16:00

 

Location

Day One

Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel At the Foot of Box Hill

RH5 6BX DORKING (Meet in the bar area)

Day Two

Same as day one

 

 

Staffing

Director

Jonathan Hitchinson 07956 196391

Tutors

 Tim Dedman

Pre-requisites check list

 

1) Be registered with Mountain Training

  1. You must be at least 17 years old
  2. Registration cost is £47 (This is additional to the course cost)
  3. You must have recorded a minimum of 10 varied Quality Lowland walks where the use of a map is required. (Ideally these should be recorded on your Mountain Training DLOG) which can have taken place at any point (pre or post registration). If you have not used DLOG you must bring evidence. 

Experience gained in areas other than the UK and Ireland can be recorded if in similar conditions to those found in the UK were encountered.

The majority of your experience however, at least 50% of the days recorded, should be in the UK.

A Quality Lowland Walk will involve most, if not all, of the factors below:

  • The individual takes part in the planning and leadership.
  • Navigation skills are required.
  • Knowledge is increased and skills practised.
  • Attention is paid to safety.
  • Adverse weather and poor underfoot conditions may be encountered.
  • Four hours or more journey time.

For more information on how to use DLOG visit;

http://www.tahdah.me/help/dlog/create-and-edit-dlog-record

Adjustments

If you require any adjustments to the delivery / access to the course please email hello@dominic-taylor.uk with the request. 

It is worth visiting http://www.mountain-training.org/england/reasonable-adjustments to view Mountain Training's guidance on adjustments

Insurance

Mountain Training recommends you consider personal accident and cancellation insurance. If you already have insurance cover, check that it covers you for the activity you are undertaking.

 

Useful pre reading

Look over some of the below as this will help with your knowledge on what you will be assessed on.

Candidate Handbook:

http://www.mountain-training.org/Content/Uploaded/Downloads/469bb03d-4b3a-4863-99bc-f99db8999f13.pdf

Map Reading Skills:

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/map-reading/

View the following organisations 

Mountain Training Association

British Mountaineering Council

 

Equipment needed for the course

Where possible you should provide all the equipment listed below. If you don’t have any of the items on the list, we do have equipment that can be loaned out to you. Please email any of the course staff if you require any equipment.

This is an outdoor course and on both days you should come prepared and equipped to spend the whole day walking through the countryside.

  • Footwear – You will need walking boots with ankle protection
  • Clothing – Personal outdoor clothing not jeans 
  • Warm hat, gloves, sunhat (where appropriate) 
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Day rucksack with waterproof liner.
  • First aid kit
  • Lunch (plus extra for the long day) and at least 1 litre of water
  • Gaiters (Optional)
  • Compass
  • Watch
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Maps - Ordnance Survey OS Explorer 146
  • Acetate pen or sharpie

Outline of the course

This is subject to change due to the weather conditions

The course follows the Lowland Leader syllabus. A typical course will cover the following areas: 

  • Leadership skills and group management
  • Walking skills
  • Planning a walk
  • Basic map work and route finding skills
  • Equipment
  • Hazards and emergency procedures
  • Environment awareness, conservation, access and land ownership

Day One

The first two hours will be over a coffee and will include personal introductions, Who is the Lowland Leader Award for, what the scope of the award is, basic map skills and some of the non-practical elements of the syllabus.

We will then head out for the rest of the day and introduce different practical navigation and leadership skills. Lunch will be while out and there isn’t access to toilets once we leave the hotel.

Day Two

Will start with a coffee recapping what was learnt on day one and exploring what skills the candidates would like to focus on for the day. If not covered in day one, we will look at equipment and emergency procedures. Lunch will be while out and there isn’t access to toilets once we leave the hotel.

Where And When

Start
29/02/2020 10:00
End
01/03/2020 16:00
Total Days
2
Maximum Bookings
6
Bookings
6
Venue
Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel (JH)
Town
Dorking
County
Surrey
Postcode
RH5 6BX
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
51.25000
Longitude
-0.32000

Provider

Name
School of Outdoors
Phone
07921073430
Email

Booking

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