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Resilience in an uncertain world

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Sadly, we are no longer able to operate 2020 Summer Adventure courses, this is a direct result of government advice. Due to current UK school closures, we are not delivering any courses at our centres at present. Our office teams are working from home. We have made the decision to furlough all but a handful of retained staff to ‘keep the lights on’ at Outward Bound during this pandemic. We actively are making plans on how we will be able to operate again safely when the time is right.

Read 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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Funding for education roles in conservat...

2 July 20

Access Unlimited: we welcome £40M government pledge for jobs in conservation

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Access Unlimited: Case for Support

7 May 20

The longer term impacts of Coronavirus on learning outside the classroom

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Kurt Hahn: what can we learn from him to...

5 June 20

Kurt Hahn's quote on five social diseases surrounding young people

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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

London Marathon 2020

We have a few charity places available for the rescheduled London Marathon on Sunday 4 October. You might need to be a innovative with your training at the moment, but it'll be worth it when we can all come together and cheer you across the finish line.

Run for Outward Bound