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

  • 26th November 2015

    Who would have thought on that November day in 1955 when over seventy boys gathered at Hallsteads on the shores of Lake Ullswater that this month would see the sixtieth anniversary of the first schoolboys to be initiated into...

  • 28th October 2015

    As harbour quartermaster onboard Prince Louis, I had to take her out of Lybster at midnight on that February night with a Force 4 blowing. Wet my pants I did....At the time the most terrifying thing I ever did..time stood...

  • 26th October 2015

    It was a long time ago. But the memory's stay with you. The early morning dip in the whimsy or the cold shower. Camping all night by sty tarn in a gale and pouring rain. I was in slingsby patrol i wonder if many or any of the...