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.

Tell Us your Story

Your Stories

  • 15th December 2015

    My Employer was Colvilles Steel producers. ( British Steel) and I was serving an apprentiship as an Electrical Engineer.
    I was at the Moray Sea School August 1956and and a member of Hawkins Watch, names I remember are...

  • 11th December 2015

    Sonsored by Newcastle and Gateshead Fire service.
    Saying hello and best wishes to any others on the course.

  • 10th December 2015

    i am sure our experiences and emotions are similar as we arrived at an Outward Bound centre, mine was no different arriving at Ullswater for course U99 in the mid sixties.

    Sponsored by the then Newcastle and Gateshead...