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

  • 25th May 2014

    I was lucky enough to attend a 3 week course at Rhowniar Centre Wales in 1987 after my older sister talked my parents into booking me on it. She worked for Outward Bound at Head Offices in London at the time. Back then I was...

  • 24th May 2014

    On May 14 2014, I walked with others to the summit of Glaramara to commemorate the life and work of Tom Price. He was Warden at OB Eskdale during the 1960's and became an inspirational figure to many. He died in 2013...

  • 16th May 2014

    I have passed the gates many times since I was at Ullswater in 1967, and I always wanted to enter but never did. Now thanks to the hospitality of Annette Cameron and Phil Williamson from The Trust, I have...