Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.

 

Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.

 

Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!

 

Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.

 

Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/

It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.

 

Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.

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Approaching the top of Adam's Grave long barrow close to Milk Hill and the Alton Barnes White Horse

View west from Milk Hill. Shame that the geographical and moral landscape is ruined by the chicken factory farm unit in the foreground

The three old gits (well, some not so old) parked up at the Barge at Honeystreet for this summer stroll around Milk Hill, the Alton Barnes White Horse (a short history of which may be found using the 'button' below), the Wansdyke and Adam's Grave (long barrow). Violet, the landlady, had kindly agreed that we could use the Barge's parking so, on our return, we put away a few pints and sampled the cuisine.

 

While we were putting on our walking gear we got talking to a student archaeologist who was, as part of his field studies, helping with the excavations at Marden Henge which is, apparently, the largest Neolithic henge in the United Kingdom - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marden_Henge.

 

And post burger (vegetarian) I noticed a chap wearing a Sea Shepherd sweatshirt. Apparently, his sister is or was 2nd mate on one of Sea Shepherd's fleet and is now married to the captain (so now she's 1st mate!). This is Sea Shepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.uk/who-we-are/

Another view west from Milk Hill showing some of the many flowers, including field scabious, harebell and vetch, found on the chalk downs
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