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.
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24th January 2021 and is a secondary effect of the Covid lockdown the flying of time? Incredible that it's a month since Christmas Eve. This walk, completely by chance, took in Leafy Lane Wood, Lower Rudloe Lane, No Notion and Weavern. The title picture shows Scots pines (mainly) in Leafy Lane Wood.
I've mentioned this previously but now, on every walk, we come across people that we have never seen before. Weavern used to be a location where peace and quiet could be guaranteed but now there are dozens of people out and about - is this a consequence of Covid, the new developments in west Corsham or a combination of the two? Danni, Jason, Oscar, Brian, Lorraine, Sam, Steve and his better-half, Janet, Mark and A.N. Other (an old Two Pigs regular) were encountered but then there were the scores of unknowns: individuals, couples, families, runners, cyclists. Sam Maidment said that on sunny weekend days, there is now a constant stream of people passing No Notion Cottages, so much so that, in view of the Covid restrictions (walking locally), Mark (the farmer) has taken to asking people where they have come from and suggests that they return whence they came if they have driven to be here.
The situation encountered at the end of the first lockdown (last May) has now become a recurring theme - see: Covid walk - May 2020. Back then, I encountered scores of people on this same walk, people who had driven from Bath or Chippenham to walk in the By Brook Valley.