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.


7th January 2021 brought a freezing cold and misty day and a walk to the postbox in Leafy Lane (all of 10 minutes) and a continuation to the brow of Box Hill. The title picture shows the entrance to the Rudloe Arms.

Mountain pine at the brow of Box Hill
The horse chestnut (and other species) avenue at the brow of Box Hill
Silver birches opposite the Rudloe Arms in Leafy Lane
A mix of trees in the grounds of the Rudloe Arms
Beeches in Leafy Lane opposite the entrance to Trenchard Avenue
Beeches in Leafy Lane opposite the entrance to Trenchard Avenue
The north-eastern entrance to Leafy Lane Wood opposite Dandelion Cafe
Mainly beeches in Leafy Lane Wood
There's no mist at this end of Leafy Lane - maybe it's rising from the valley at the other end
Mainly limes (Tilia europaea) between Leafy Lane and the playing fields
The late-afternoon sun highlights epicormic growth on one of the Leafy Lane limes
The mist returns to Springfield Close in a view dominated by the Pittosporum at no. 58
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