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

  • 27th January 2015

    I just want to set the records straight; In the short story I wrote recently I said that I attended the Moray Sea school in the summer of 54 when in fact it was April `1955 sorry about the mistake. My nickname was Tich.....

  • 25th January 2015

    I went to ashburton between november and december of 1962 .i really enjoyed it but was very home sick as i was only 14 and never been away from home . I remember camping on dartmoor and it was cold wet and freezing . I...

  • 25th January 2015

    I was as an apprentice with ICI when I was offered the chance to go on my second outward bound in Kettlewell in Yorkshire.
    Having been on a previous course in Shropshire I eagerly accepted.Overnight moors trek, Potholing...