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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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£1million partnership announced!

28 January 20

Barratt Developments has launched a three year partnership with Outward Bound

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Graduates: surplus to requirements?

10 January 20

Do we still need graduates?

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What your grad scheme needs

9 January 20

What are the four things you need to focus on in a grad scheme?

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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.

Go wild on a weekend

A three-day residential is anything but bog-standard at Outward Bound. In fact, it’s packed with as much learning as a whole week in school. With fast immersion into the wild as soon as you step off the bus, the adventure and learning are full-on until the second you leave.

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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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