CHMAS – Lowland Leader Assessment

Lowland Leader route finding through the fields

The Shropshire Countryside has bucket loads of suitable terrain for the Lowland Leader scheme. As a result our courses are very popular and we love running them. It’s pretty special being part of someone’s first step into outdoor leadership.  If this is done well who knows what they will go on to achieve!

During the training / assessment for the Lowland Leader scheme we will look at the following core areas:

    • Leadership Skills and Group Management;
    • Walking Skills;
    • Planning a Walk;
    • Basic Mapwork and Route Finding Skills;
    • Equipment;
    • Hazards and Emergency Procedures; and
    • Environmental Awareness, Conservation, Access and Land Ownership.

Day One – Earls Hill

Lowland Leader – route finding through forestry

A cracking circular walk starting / finishing from the car park on Earls Hill looking at the fundamental route finding skills. Our journey took us through a variety of terrain (fields, woodland & forestry. This created ample opportunities for appropriate route selection an environmental discussion. Other discussions focussed on personal and group kit, the impact of the weather and leadership responsibilities.

Day Two – Church Stretton

Lowland Leader – using local information

The main focus of this day was party management and enthusing others to get out into the countryside. It was a cracking day with lots of lively discussion. The final debrief was given at the Café in Carding Mill Valley and we celebrated their success with tea and cake.

Well done to Bryony, Ellie, Hannah and Ped who took the assessment in their stride and have now become Lowland Leaders.

To see a few photographs from the assessment then please click here.

To help you get the most from your assessment, our Top Tips for assessment is a useful guide. You can find it here.

If you would like CHMAS to provide your Lowland Training or Assessment then please take a look at our Get Qualified page. We look forward to hearing from you.

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