Lowland Leader Award (LLA) Training

Lowland Leader Award (LLA) Training

The Lowland Leader Award has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks on defined waymarked trails, coastal paths, lowland countryside and woodland areas. 

The qualification, allows allows you to operate in Ireland and the UK.

I provide the LLA course on behalf of the Mountain Training Board Ireland and it is run in accordance with their syllabus and guidelines.

Black Head Loop, Clare

What do I have to do to get started/register?

To get started on the Lowland Leader qualification you need to meet the following prerequisites:
 – You must be at least 17 years old
– You should have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside
– Some knowledge of navigation would be helpful, but not essential
If the above applies to you, here’s what to do next:
– book onto a Lowland Leader Training Course

– Register for the Lowland Leader scheme (this costs €52)

– Join a Mountaineering Council: Mountaineering Ireland, Mountaineering Scotland or the British Mountaineering Council. €30 for training candidates.

Glendalough,  Wicklow


What does the Lowland Leader Award Training Look like?

The Lowland Leader Training runs over two days and the syllabus looks at the following areas, and more:


Leadership Skills


Planning and Organisation of walks

Our responsibilities as outdoor leaders

Hazard Management and Emergency Procedures


Environmental Awareness, Flora and Fauna, Geology and Local Knowledge. And how to pass this information on to our group 


Steall Falls Trail, Scotland

Ratio: Min: 2:1, Maximum 8:1

(Larger groups can be catered for, please enquire for details)

Cost: €200 euro per person (discounts are available for a group booking)


The Lowland Leader Award Training Course can run at many different venues around Ireland, as there is such a wealth of great tracks and trails in all areas of the country.

Upcoming dates:

LLA – 1st/2nd May 2024 – Wicklow  (Full)


To make a booking, enquiry or to discuss the award further please contact me to discuss on climbit.ie@gmail.com


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