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Resilience in an uncertain world

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

UK School Closure. We will be in touch very shortly with schools and groups due to travel imminently. Please bear with us, as we will contact our customers in date order of travel. Thank you for your cooperation and patience whilst we do this.

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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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This much we know

27 March 20

Together we’re facing the unknown in this extraordinary period in history.

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VUCA world: can this acronym help us now...

20 March 20

VUCA roughly translates into “it’s absolutely crazy out there!”

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Kurt Hahn: Five Pillars

19 March 20

What do Kurt Hahn's Five Pillars mean to us today at Outward Bound?

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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.

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.

Diversity in the Outdoors

We're exploring our diversity at Outward Bound: taking the first steps in creating an instructional team that more closely represents the backgrounds of the young people we work with. We want to make a difference, starting with initiatives like the Women's Outdoor Leadership Course and Right to Explore Young Leaders Programme.

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Leadership development for early careers talent

How can you develop the leadership capability you need in your graduates and apprentices? Our interactive workshop is for employers who are looking for inspirational ways to help their early careers talent - and it's free to attend!

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