Environmental awareness in the British mountains; What is ‘Need to know; Nice to know’?

The Mountain Training Mountain Leader syllabus, now joined by the Hill and Moorland Leader and the Lowland Leader, demands a level of environmental knowledge and understanding of the environment to be demonstrated by the candidate when being assessed. Much of the knowledge required is pretty obvious, such as, how access and rights of way work and how they vary across the UK, legislation around the protection of the environment and application of the Countryside Code.

The Mountain Leader should also:

3a. aim to inspire and enthuse their groups in the mountains and continuously expand their knowledge and understanding of the environment.