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

  • 16th May 2016

    Attended course from 15th May 1962 until 7th June 1962. This is a summary of my course which I have found in my Log book (can't remember a lot about it now!).
    I attended the Ullswater centre and was in Hillary patrol....

  • 29th April 2016

    My name is Dennis Taylor I was an apprentice with British Steel Corby, The training dept sent me on the course at Hone Park, Devon it was supposed to be 4 weeks but for some reason it was cut down to 3 weeks.

    I have to...

  • 29th April 2016

    I was seventeen in the autumn of 1952 and my employer at that time saw fit to send me on a course at the Outward Bound Sea School in Aberdovey. I will always be grateful for that and the experiences of that month are indelibly...