National Citizen Service

Welcome NCS Grads

Level up from NCS

Enjoyed the adventure phase of your National Citizen Service? You ain't seen nothing yet!

At Outward Bound we're about more than just in-grounds activities, or jumping in a canoe for the heck of it. Every one of our adventures includes at least one overnight expedition, where everything has its purpose. So if you end up paddling somewhere or climbing up something you can be sure it's part of a much more meaningful journey.

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Experience the unpredictability of the great outdoors in genuine wild locations


Gain useful skills for life and knowledge from expert instructors and mentors.


Go on life-changing journeys, with new friends from across the UK and around the world.

I could see and feel a change for the better

Our son, Jasper, attended an Outward Bound programme at Loch Eli. This story is about the experience we shared as parents before he left and once he returned home.

From NCS to Outward Bound

My Outward Bound experience is one that I will remember and value for the rest of my life, and not because of the horrendously large amounts of hot chocolate or flapjack that we consumed.