Be bold Take risks be Challenged

You're more than you think.

Welcome to Outward Bound. We are an educational charity that helps young people to defy limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. We challenge young people to never give up, to change their perspective and to learn the most important lesson: to believe in themselves.

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Each Outward Bound course is unique

Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced to create adventures that have impact. Supporting each individual to build on their strengths.

Our Blog

Find out what’s happening in our world, read The Outward Bound Trust’s latest blog posts and news stories.

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Closing the attainment gap: are we fight...

Wednesday, 31st, July

Why are disadvantaged young people leaving school over 18 months behind?

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Be valued because of who you are - not j...

Tuesday, 25th, June

British cyclist Mark Beaumont talks about the importance of having aspirations.

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Opportunities and experiences is what re...

Friday, 21st, June

Why character and resilience should be at the heart of education.

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Our long-standing reputation for safety is one of the most frequently stated reasons for using The Outward Bound Trust. We are referenced in our sector as the most experienced in our field. We pride ourselves on this and take our responsibilities seriously.

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Our centres

We have six UK residential centres all in areas of outstanding natural beauty. Their location in some of the UK's wildest places is an essential part of us being able to deliver courses with a difference.

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Nurture young people's health and happiness

A good education should nurture health and happiness in young people. We're not your bog-standard residential.

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Less Netflix. More sunsets.

From kids that scroll through their phones daydreaming of adventures to stressed out teens who worry about their grades, our typical participant has one thing in common - they're all capable of more than they think.

Five reasons to go Outward Bound this Summer