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.
Saturday 16th January 2021 brought a dull day before the Monday, the third in January, when people apparently feel at their worst during the year. This day has now received the appellation Blue Monday. But let's look on the bright side, at the wonders that surround us, starting with the title picture of moss in the Donkey Field woodland. There are 12,000 species of moss, a plant which stores more carbon than any other land plant, so keep that moss on your lawn! Interesting that if 'moss' is entered as a search key in your Internet browser, the assumption is made that you want to kill it. More pictures of moss follow.
In these days of the third Covid lockdown (effectively), it's incredible how many people are out and about on local walks, people I have never seen before and, in some cases (see picture below), people who don't know how to behave in the countryside.