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

  • 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...

  • 1st May 2014

    I was there for three weeks in august 77 not quite sure of all dates but elvis presley died when i was there .i think it was number a 365 .i was in shakalton nickname from the staff was little geordie i was not even a...

  • 1st May 2014

    I attended Aberdovey in 1984 and must say had 3 of the best weeks of my life on this course. Anyone even thinking about it would never regret it. Met some fantastic people who I wish I could of stayed in contact with. we did...