Outdoor Learning | Educational Charity | The Outward Bound Trust

1000+ days of adventure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to ongoing restrictions we’re not able to deliver any traditional Outward Bound Education residentials at the moment. This is a direct result of government guidance. But we’re actively making plans to get as many young people to benefit from Outward Bound safely as soon as possible.

Find out more in our latest statement

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.

News and Blogs

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

Our latest news and blogs
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Save your outdoor centres

9 September 20

Outdoor centres in Scotland need government funding to survive.

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As Scottish pupils go back to school - s...

28 August 20

Until overnight residentials are allowed we're going back to school!

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Jessica's story

22 August 20

Jessica is 11 years old and lives with her mum. This is her Outward Bound story.

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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.

The Learning Pod

During this period of self-isolation, find support on how you could approach home schooling from our instructors. We've also curated a range of resources from organisations that encourage experiential learning and developing skills, because that's what we're passionate about.

Take a look

Our COVID-19 stories

We've been collecting stories from the young people we've worked with, the Outward Bound team and our wider family to see what they've been doing and how they've adapted during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read their stories