It is with great sadness, I have to let you know Val lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of this morning. Val was a great advocate for Disabled Ramblers and throughout her time as a member, she strove to improve access for all.
With Bob Mc Lellan, her partner, they got much of the Southdowns Way accessible. They both led many rambles across the South West. She loved the New Forest where her home was. For me, personally, Val was a dear friend and I will miss her immensely. I remember her love of pasties and the rambles I went on with her. She encouraged me to start leading rambles and gave me the confidence that I could do them. She has always supported me on rambles. I will miss her greatly. Sending our love and support to Bob and her family at what is a very sad time for them all.