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

  • 20th June 2015

    Arrived on the 10th January 1971, freezing cold. Was with a great group of guys. Why we were there there was a national post strike so no letters or phone calls with the outside world. The experience changed my outlook on life...

  • 16th June 2015

    I feel I now must write more about my experience at the Moray Sea School in March of 1959, and how it inspired me to do things in my life, I did not think I was capable off. The reason for this, is after finding the Outward...

  • 21st May 2015

    I believe that I attended the first Outward Bound Course that was open to women.

    I chose kayak canoeing as my first outdoor activity. I think that all those who did that earned the British Canoe Union certificate. The...