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.
3rd June 2018 - Box NATS walk to Shockerwick House, Lower Shockerwick Farm and Alcombe Manor
This 2-hour, which turned into 4-hour, NATS walk on 3rd June 2018 was led by Alan Payne of Box People and Places fame. Twas quite a trek but the post-walk pints in the Queens made the day; forget the history, the buildings, the people and the flora, the IPA hit the spot. Seriously though, the commentaries from Alan, Viki (on the flora) and Varian (on Shockerwick House) were first-rate.
The title photographs are all from Alcombe Manor and show: the Manor and its trees in front and behind including the magnificent lime; the horse chestnut (red blossom) which was, unfortunately due to be felled the following day and lastly a close-up of that same horse chestnut.