In honour of Woman’s Day we thought we’d give a shout out to our adventurous sisters. Both past and present. These British women are courageous, innovative, pioneers in travel. They know all about Girl Power.
Here’s a few of our favourites:
1.Amy Johnson (1903-1941)
The first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in 1930.
The first Briton in Space in 1991 and the first woman to visit the Mir space station.
The first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.
The first woman to sail single-handedly, non-stop around the world in both directions.
In 1989 she was the first woman to fly over the English Channel by hang glider.
The first woman in history to reach North and South Poles as part of an all woman’s team.
The first person to complete a hellish 500 mile cycle ride to the South Pole.
8.Mary Heath (1896-1939)
The first woman in Britain to gain a commercial pilots licence, first to make a parachute jump and first women’s javelin champion.
9.Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839)
The first Western woman to cross the Syrian Desert.
10.Freya Stark (1893-1993)
An explorer and writer. She took part in expeditions to remote parts of the Islamic world, charting some of the first accurate maps of the region.