Lowland Leader Award Assessment


Location: Wicklow Mountains National Park

This assessment tests:

Leadership skills and group management
Navigation skills
Walking skills
Planning walks
Weather forecasting
Hazards and emergency procedures
Environmental awareness and conservation
Hillside access and land ownership
Sourcing local Information and maps


Clear selection


The Lowland Leader Award Assessment evaluates your skills required to lead walking groups in lowland countryside, woodland and coastal areas. The assessment includes route-finding skills, understanding hazards and risk management, leadership techniques and an appreciation of equipment, resources and the impact of weather. This assessment is suitable for anyone who has completed the Lowland Leader Award Training. This assessment is approved by Mountaineering Ireland. Passing your assessment starts you on the path of the professional outdoor leader qualifications.

This assessments evaluates your:

Leadership skills and group management
Walking skills
Planning walks, route choices
Map work and route finding skills
Personal and group equipment
Hazards and emergency procedures
Environmental awareness, conservation, hillside access and land ownership
Sourcing local information and maps
Scope of the award

Times: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm each day

Private assessments are available nationwide, please contact us for details.

For assessment, you must first be a current member of Mountaineering Ireland, and have registered for the Award. Once registered, please contact us directly to book your assessment.

Additional information


All our instructors are experienced, qualified, registered and insured.


Wicklow Mountains National Park, venue details on booking.


2 full days, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm each day

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket and trousers, hill walking boots/shoes, walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms/leggings (avoid cotton) base layer- top/tee shirt/fleece, take a spare if you feel the cold, mid layer- fleece, hat and gloves and backpack. Full details on booking.


You are required to being a packed lunch and drink for each day.


You will require a map and a compass, details on booking

First Aid

All our instructors are qualified in remote emergency care and wilderness first aid, you are in safe hands.


A general level of fitness s required.


29th-30th June