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We’ll provide you with walking boots, waterproofs and a rucksack. If you have your own you can bring them, but please don’t buy them specially. All specialist activity and safety equipment will be provided as required.
Life at centre is pretty casual, we’re a jeans and trainers type of place in the evening. But for the outdoor activities you will need to bring clothing that will keep you warm and comfortable (not jeans). The weather is often changeable so we find that layers are always best. For a full guide on what to bring download our kit list.
Aberdovey, Ogwen Cottage, Ullswater, Howtown and Loch Eil
At these centres, you’ll be in dorm rooms, sharing with at least one of your colleagues. Bed linen is provided, but you need to bring your own towel.
If you’re staying at Eskdale, you’ll be in a twin or triple ensuite room. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Wherever your programme is taking place, we provide kit, safety equipment and drying rooms. You'll also get three healthy, high-energy meals a day and all dietary requirements are catered for.
Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.
Our long-standing reputation for safety is one of the most often-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.
Click on the link below to see how we manage our health and safety and to access downloadable documents relevant to our courses, such as insurance documents.
The best piece of advice we can give you is 'get stuck in'. It’s a cliché – but you’ll get out of Outward Bound what you put in. Your week might be challenging at times, but your group and instructor will support and help you.
There aren’t traditional classrooms at Outward Bound. No death by Powerpoint. You’ll be outside on adventure, and when you come back to centre, you'll have a dedicated review room where your group can talk about what you’ve learnt and how you can apply that back at work or college.
Many past participants say Outward Bound was a life-changing experience, so take a risk, get involved, you have nothing to lose.