Walks to commemorate cancer victim

Liz Jones

Liz Jones

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THE memory of a woman whose love of Lyme Regis inspired her passion for walking has been honoured in a way she would have appreciated.

Liz Jones and husband David used to come for their holidays to the resort.

When they came to live in the area that love affair continued – and even after she was diagnosed with cancer she kept on walking.

In her memory husband David and friends from the Lyme Regis U3A walking group they led from its inception eight years ago, have catalogued some of her favourite walks and are sharing them on the town’s website.

Mr Jones said: “Liz loved walking in the Lyme Regis area, was a wizard with ordnance survey maps and sourced more than 70 circular walks within 15 miles of Lyme.

“Liz still continued to walk despite being diagnosed with malignant melanoma and undergoing brain and other surgery.”

She died, aged 66, on April 15 last year and members of the U3A group decided to make some of her walks available to a wider audience with the aim of having the project up and running before the first anniversary of her death, as a tribute.

Mr Jones said: “I had to re-walk the walks, make notes and then somebody else had to do the walk with my notes to make sure it worked.

“Nine of the group got involved and we are quite pleased with how it turned out. She would have got quite a kick out it, she loved walking here so much.”

The 12 Liz Jones Commemorative walks can be downloaded from lymeregis.org/explore/walks.

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