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

  • 24th January 2015

    Outward Bound Experience – Course U 104 - 1965

    I was an 18 year old Police Cadet when I did my Outward Bound course U 104 at Ullswater from 22nd November to 18th December 1965. I am now retired but during my police...

  • 21st January 2015

    Albert George Beckett
    (Nansen Patrol)
    24th June 1963 – 20th July 1963
    Patrol Instructor: Mr McCullam
    Assistant Instructor: Mr Perkins

  • 19th January 2015

    I remember having to jump into the lake each morning off the jetty in November!!! If the lake was frozen we had to use the showers which were even colder. I had a ruse being six feet two inches tall I stood on the edges of the...