Learn and improve your map reading and navigation on a weekend course with the people who teach everyone from Hillwalkers to Mountain Rescue Teams.

And as a charity, all of our profits go back into maintaining the hills we all love.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Paul and the team at the Ultimate Navigation School from beginners through to experienced navigators wanting to brush up on their skills”An Ordnance Survey Champion.  Read more reviews >>


100% Guarantee

We are so confident your navigation will improve we offer a 100% money back guarantee on every course.   If we score less than an average of 4 out of 5 on your course, you can have your money back.

(By the way we are currently averaging 4.95 out of 5)


Proud to work with ORDNANCE SURVEY

UNS teaches navigation to the Ordnance Survey Champions and recommends OS Maps as the best in class. UNS is proud to be working with Ordnance Survey and uses OS MAPS online for all our advanced Sat Nav courses.
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TRAIL Magazine and UNS team up to support the hills we all love

UNS is proud to work with the UK’s leading Outdoor magazine TRAIL to help promote safe navigation and to encourage more people to enjoy the hills.

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Proud to teach Adventure Queens

Adventure Queens – Women’s Adventure Community

It is a real pleasure to provide some navigation training to the Adventure Queens. Hear some views from their co founder Emma Frampton and book a course with us. Adventure Queens

Basic Sat Nav
how to use a compass
map reading


Choose an entry level to suit your experience and gain an nationally accredited qualification suitable for professional development – or just for your own enjoyment.

From the people that brought you the Collins Ultimate Navigation Manual, all our courses are nationally and externally accredited; and are delivered by leading experts to ensure you develop your navigation and map reading skills to the highest standard, in an enjoyable way that suits you.

Courses range from

  • Foundation – Navigation map reading and compass skills
  • Intermediate  – Navigation map reading and compass skills
  • Advanced – Navigation map reading and compass skills
  • Basic SatNav/GPS
  • Advanced SatNav/GPS
  • Night Navigation

Specialist Courses

  • Mountain Rescue
  • Police Search Managers
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Coastguard
  • Special Forces selection


All our instructors have over 15 years’ experience each in Mountain Rescue, teaching navigation or the Military.
Let us share that passion to help you explore safely and confidently because…

Navigation sets you free!



The Ultimate Navigation School is a charity registered in Scotland (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SCIO SC046864).