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

  • 5th January 2014

    having read the story I gave you I am aware that I gave the wrong year. the course I was on was for three week in late November to early December in 1966 and I am now wondering if there are any of the girls who were on the...

  • 4th January 2014

    aawww tell u wa best 4 weeks of my life conquered loads of fears met some fab girls from all over the world been trying yo find them for some years. OH MY MOTHER!!!!!

  • 23rd December 2013

    As a shallow 14 year old girl coming from the city, I was shocked by what I was to experience during the 2 courses I attended in Aberdovey and Ullswater.
    I had little knowledge of just how beautiful our country can be and...