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.
Inveterate explorers Steve and Mark at the trig point (218m above sea level) atop Kelston Round Hill. Following Andrew Swift's walk 5 in his Country Walks from Bath, the three pathfinders stopped for lunch (and a pint) at the Bird in Hand at Saltford. Now this may sound a bit overblown but my vegetable tagine with cous cous and flatbread was absolutely marvellous and I have resolved to return (soon). The pint wasn't too bad either so, having acquired the taste, we made an unscheduled diversion to the Crown on the main road. Here we found some comfy chairs, a roaring log fire and a fine view (of the barmaids); one pint led to another and ... instead of following the return 'Avon Navigation' half of the walk, we took the bus back to Bath (so much for adventurers and pathfinders, it was getting dark and the three pathfinders had morphed into sugarfeet).
There were many (potentially) wonderful views on this walk but we had chosen a murky, November day so the viewer will have to use his or her imagination with regard to the following photos.