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

  • 24th March 2015

    I was sent by lever brothers in June 1964,I was 18.i was put into wYimpeR Byfleet was my instructor we had to run Dow n to the lake and jump in and go right under,it turned out to be a great start to each day.the...

  • 21st March 2015

    My favorite moment was going on the expedition, going out and enjoying nature i really love Experditions ever since I was 5 going out enjoying something that does not come very often. My challenges are kayaking and leap of...

  • 20th March 2015

    I attended Course No: M.257 (ST) 5th - 30th July 1976 Moray Sea School, Burghead, Elgin, Moray.

    I was an Army Apprentice at the time and really enjoyed the course. I really wanted to do the Army OB in Tywyn as it was...