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HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip, the duke of edinburgh

The Outward Bound Trust would like to express our sorrow at the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness was Chairman and then Patron of Outward Bound from 1953 until his retirement in 2019. His active support has helped inspire over 1.2 million young people in the UK to participate in an Outward Bound programme. His influence was instrumental in spreading the Outward Bound mission around the world. We send our condolences to HM Queen Elizabeth and all members of the Royal Family.

If you'd like to make a donation to Outward Bound in his memory, please do so here

Confidence, resilience and wellbeing is needed more than ever.

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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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Coping with lockdown when it's cold and ...

23 February 21

How to make the most of the outdoors, even when the weather isn't your friend.

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Scotland calls to guarantee residential ...

18 February 21

We must guarantee residential outdoor learning for all young people.

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Get bored! Or better still, try a Solo.

9 February 21

Good things can happen when your mind is free of distraction.

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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 role of the outdoors

Children and young people across the UK have had their lives turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The outdoors is vital for young people's recovery, resilience and wellbeing.

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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