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

  • 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...

  • 19th May 2015

    I came to Rhowniar in 1966 as a nineteen year old girl. We stayed for one month during which time we rock climbed, hill walked etc. It was a defining moment in my life. I would love to know if any of the girls in this...

  • 17th May 2015

    Eskdale Course E165 - 5 September 1966
    Young Patrol - Instructor John Dawson, assistant Eric.

    I was an apprentice computer technician at Ferranti Ltd, Wythenshawe, Manchester.
    All apprentices were able to...