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

  • 28th December 2014

    I was 18 at the time I attended the Moray Sea School in June/July 1973. At the time I was a Police Cadet with the Gloucestershire Constabulary, based at the Headquarters in Cheltenham.
    At the time I was like most 18 year...

  • 28th December 2014

    Outward Bound U75
    Dates: 27th December 1962 – 22nd January 1963
    Sponsored by William Press & Son (now AMEC)
    Expeditions to form final part of Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

    Arrived at school on a...

  • 8th December 2014

    Visit Ullswater from 4 March until 30 March 1963.

    I can see from my Outward Bound Personal Log Book, collected by the school bus, from Penrith train station, at 7:30pm. Monday to Saturday got up by Mr Smeaton or Mr...