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

  • 29th July 2014

    It was October 1981 :-) i was 18 years of age and pretty wild, the company l worked for sent me to Ullswater outward centre in Watermillock on course UG 10 (05.10.81- 16.10.81).I remember including myself there were 13 people...

  • 24th July 2014

    I was given the opportunity to do a months course as a apprentice with the Birmid industries,it was a hard but a great experience, I arrived in October the weather was wet and cold so the cold shower at six in the morning...

  • 23rd July 2014

    Hi.I was sponsored by the then English Steel Corporation and was living in Sheffield at that time.
    I was a member of Beresford Watch. Unfortunately I have no photos to post.But my memories are of a tough but brilliant...