Lyle Brotherton and Paul Hitchen founded the Ultimate Navigation School to provide the highest level of Navigation training in a clear, easy to understand, friendly way. When people enjoy learning they retain more and reach a higher level of ability.

All our Net Profit goes to Charities who repair and maintain the Outdoors we all love, and by attending our courses, you are helping care for the areas we all love to walk in too. The Ultimate Navigation School is a charity registered in Scotland.  (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) registered number SC046864).

Lyle wrote the Ultimate Navigation Manual based on years of teaching Mountain Rescue Teams, Special Forces and Emergency Services all over the world. This became the definitive book on Navigation with over 400,000 copies sold in many languages.

The Ultimate Navigation School’s courses are based on the Ultimate Navigation Manual and our accredited course material, to give you the highest quality navigation training available.

Whether you are new to Hill Walking, want to consolidate what you know, want to help out with your local Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme, are joining the Special Forces, or are a Police Search manager that wants to learn advanced GPS/SatNav, the Ultimate Navigation School will help you every step of the way.

Our courses are incremental, so you receive a certificate of attainment at each level, and if you wish to progress further, you can choose a pace to suit you.

All our instructors bring a combination of skill, experience and qualification as practiced professionals in navigation. All have worked within Mountain Rescue, or Emergency services, The Military, or Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme as training officers and navigational instructors, so you are in safe hands.

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Our goal is to ensure

  • You have a safe and enjoyable course
  • You learn in a way that suits you
  • You are comfortable and competent with your new navigational skills
  • And you are happy about how much you learned and were able to achieve.

Learn with the best Navigators – the Ultimate Navigation School.

We don’t do anything else.

ALL our net profit goes to these charities

“With my pen I’ll write my song among the rolling hills”
The John Muir Trust is a registered charity in Scotland  (SC002061); and the Mountain Bothies Association is a registered charity in Scotland (SC008685).  Fix the Fells is a campaign name of the National Trust a registered charity in England (No 205846) and Mend our Mountains is the campaign name for a campaign run by The BMC Access & Conservation Trust (ACT) a charity registered in England & Wales (No 1089516).