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.


The Wilts & Berks Canal twixt Lacock and Pewsham on 24th September 2018

Heading for the canal by the grounds of Lacock Abbey
Restoration appears to have hit the buffers (wrong analogy I appreciate) or perhaps the lack of water is due to the exceptionally dry summer
A bit more water here in this view towards Lacock
Lots of windfallen apples in the water here
A sluice gate towards the Pewsham end of this section of the canal
A pile of old bricks which, I suppose, will be used for lock restoration and other tasks
A colony of mining bees (you have to look carefully) has established itself in this earth bank adjacent to one of the Pewsham locks
These two vessels, below the Pewsham locks, look a bit sorry for themselves; both have taken in quite a bit of water
There's enough water in this section for a pair of swans and two cygnets to enjoy life on this quiet backwater
A quiet stroll along the towpath for someone heading towards Lacock
The view east towards Tacklemore Wood, Hazel Copse, Sherwood Moor and Nocketts
Another view east towards Tacklemore Wood etc
A leaning ash on the east bank of the canal towards Lacock
Many hundreds of windfall apples on the canal bank going to waste
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