Words and pictures by Jules Carter
This year the informal and family orientated SWCC 'Un-expedition' was
again initiated by Dom Hyland, who using the skills and contacts of the
ever wonderful Denise Knibbs, found us a superb camp site on the Ardèche
plateau near the gorge. Numerous families and non-families made the hot
drive down to the Ardeche. At one point 48 SWCC related souls were on
The Ardeche was a major contrast to the soggy UK summer, being very hot
and predominately dry. The campsite offered a great deal of space and
a decent pool - the results being the children were rarely seen (though
often heard!). A host of activities were enjoyed from admiring Roman remains
and taking in French culture to canoe trips on the Ardeches and yes, caving.
See lots more
of Jules' pictures here.