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 title pictures contrast the beauty of nature with the mindless abominations that modern life and consumerism bring to our planet. The beauty is the calystegia sepium growing across the Park Lane footpath; this particular abomination is yet another (see daipers and road kill - Jul 2018) Aldi bag for life with an assortment of foul, consumer 'stuff', including about ten soiled nappies, which will blight the environment for hundreds of years.

Just a few of the crew at the start of the 5th August Rudloe litter pick. About twenty Rudloeites turned up for this 'pick' which took in Leafy Lane, the A4, Bradford Road, Westwells Road, Skynet Drive, Boxfields Road and White Ennox Lane.
Mulberries to the right and mulberries to the left, John sets off down Westwells Road
Mike 'picking' at the entrance to ex-RAF Rudloe Manor No. 2 Site in Westwells Road
Apple 'litter' ... no, windfalls as we move into Park Lane below Fiveways Industrial Estate. There's enough apples here to make gallons of cider.
In Park Lane, John has decided to skip the apples and concentrate on the litter
John making his way up Skynet Drive with the £billion MoD Basil Hill site and the trees of Neston Park beyond
Rudloe Estate is screened by the trees of Bradford Road in this view from Skynet Drive
Now the view east to the Redcliffe, greenfield Park Place development with miscanthus in the foreground
Back to litter picking and John has reached the Rudloe end of Skynet Drive
Field scabious in the Bradford Road/Skynet Drive verge with Rudloe Estate beyond
John gets caught up in the Rudloe Grand Prix; actually these motorcyclists were just cruising within the speed limit
The Grand Prix passes and John's litter bag is getting rather large; there's another full bag by the old gateway just before the trees
John reflects upon the filled litter bags at the junction of Boxfields Road and Leafy Lane. Thanks, once more, to Dave Wright for organising.
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