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

  • 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...

  • 3rd November 2014

    At the time I was a Police Cadet in the Lancashire Constabulary, based at their police headquarters at Hutton, near Preston. I was very lucky to be selected to go on an outward bound course and was given the opportunity to...

  • 7th October 2014

    I remember during my time at the Moray Sea School there was an outbreak of Myxomatosis among the rabbit population in Scotland the poor infected rabbits just sat there blind and Ulcerated. We were formed into groups carrying...