STORIES

Stories

Outward Bound was founded in 1941 to give young men the confidence to survive if their ships went down in the North Atlantic. The model was so successful that when the war was over, young men from commerce and industry were sent on courses with remarkable results.

Now we have girls and boys as young as 11 years of age participating in Outward Bound. While some things have changed, what remains the same is the unique adventure and personal journey each participant experiences. Every story is an adventure worth reading - and worth sharing - here.

What was your biggest Outward Bound challenge? Do you have a humorous or poignant story to tell? Have you used the skills and confidence from Outward Bound to help you in life?  We would love to hear your experience of Outward Bound.

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Your Stories

  • 14th June 2016

    As a apprentice fitter, turner I was asked by my boss, would you like to go to an outward bound course in Ullswater, I said yes , I was one of five children brought up in a small mining village, and had never been away from my...

  • 14th June 2016

    My course was from 15th September to 11th October 1975.
    I was 18 when I attended my 4 week outward bound course at Rhowniar Wales.
    My course was paid for by the NatWest Bank where I had been working since leaving...

  • 7th June 2016

    It was a summer evening in 1986 when I arrived at Loch Eil after a very, very long, lonely train journey from Devon as a timid 18-year-old. I can still remember the walk across to the centre from the station as if it was...