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.


High summer in the By Brook Valley on 27th July 2018 with Thickwood on the horizon (and the infamous Park Farm to the east, out of picture) and Lower Rudloe's Folly Cottage in the foreground. The By Brook runs through the wooded fold beyond the remote barn.

The By Brook Valley from the entrance to Marco Pierre White's Rudloe Arms on 27th July 2018
Folly Farm with the 'Village on the Hill', Colerne, beyond. Tis a good hour's walk to Colerne with a precipitous outward leg down to Widdenham but the peace and quiet there is marked compared with this side of the valley.
The view across the valley to Bannerdown with Saltbox Farm at bottom-right. Years ago when crossing the Channel by hovercraft, I sat next to an American family who had been staying at Saltbox Farm.
A 'zoomed' view from the brow of Box Hill across Box and Ashley to Bathford, Bathampton Down and the suburbs of Bath
Another 'zoomed' view down the valley with Bath, in all its glory, in the distance
The landscape version of the title photograph with Folly Cottage in the foreground, Thickwood on the horizon at right and, in this view, the infamous Park Farm may, perhaps, just be seen at far right
A close-up of Folly Farm with the western suburbs (!) of Colerne on the hill beyond. Interesting 'rolling' field in the right middle ground.
Folly Farm at left with Bannerdown and the 'Village on the Hill' beyond in this view from Lower Rudloe Lane
Yeeee-ha - rolling, rolling, rolling, keep them dawgies rolling at Folly Farm; Bannerdown beyond
The wider view now with the escarpment of Bathampton Down showing at left with Bath and the Mendips beyond
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