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 2014

    I have passed the gates many times since I was at Ullswater in 1967, and I always wanted to enter but never did. Now thanks to the hospitality of Annette Cameron and Phil Williamson from The Trust, I have...

  • 16th May 2014

    OBB277 - Ah, in those days the course was run by the British Army and myself and ~20 or so Canadian Army Cadets were given the great experience of attending here. I was in Hillary Patrol run by Sgt "Styx" Elliot. I think the...

  • 8th May 2014

    I was sent on the Outward Bound course by the City of London Police at which time I was a Police Cadet. Upon reaching eighteen years of age, it was the “usual thing” for City cadets to go away for one month to an...