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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John, Lorraine and Rob on the Leafy Lane section of the February 2019 litter pick

Just missing a couple in this pre-pick shot; luckily the rain has just stopped
If the shotguns don't get 'em, the traffic will. This pheasant in the Bradford Road verge.
Litterers seem to have an inbred desire to hide their waste; here, stuff has been chucked over the fence at the Bradford Road lay-by
There's an extensive patch of euphorbia in the Bradford Road verge twixt Springfield Close and the Links
From a distance these snowdrops in the Bradford Road verge appear to be litter; nothing could be further from the truth
Much foreground litter here at the Bellway, Bradford Road development; the 'important views' here designated by the Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment of 2004 will be lost to future generations. So much for local plans!
Here is much larger, structural litter unnecessarily blocking the designated important views. The Wiltshire Landscape Character Assessment (2004) asserted that such building should be on low-level, brownfield sites.
Through the structural steel, Oliver's Camp or Castle at the western escarpment of the Marlborough Downs can still be seen. But thanks to Chris Watt of Bath ASU, and contrary to Wiltshire strategic plans, this view will be lost for good.
Back to low-level rubbish now and here's Rod adding to his already bursting sack in the Bradford Road
This is just about it, but one more large piece of plastic needs to be picked up from White Ennox Lane
The view from White Ennox Lane across the field of winter wheat, Hazelbury Manor's horse chestnut drive and the main drive on the skyline
And here's the final pile with the offending piece of plastic added
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