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.
27th January 2020 saw a trip to Avalon Marshes in the hope of seeing the roosting of 500,000 starlings (according to the news board at RSPB Ham Wall). The title pictures show the lane between Ham Wall and Shapwick where the starlings were predicted to roost (as they did the day before), one of three Highland cattle which stood so still for minutes on end that we believed they were models and a view west across the marshes at dusk. While the picture of the lane appears (is!) quite uninspiring, there is more to it than meets the eye ... this is the trackbed of the old Central Somerset Railway which segued into the Highbridge branch of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. This line between Evercreech Junction and Highbridge closed to passengers in March 1966; the old Shapwick Station, of which the only remnant is a concrete post, lies about a mile distant.