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.
31st January 2021 and another short, Sunday walk around Rudloe. The title picture shows the now dead sycamore at the brow of Box Hill by the road to Lower Rudloe. For many years someone has placed flowers at the foot of this tree presumably in memory of someone who loved the spectacular view. Given the tree's circumference, I wouldn't have thought it was that old so its demise is a bit of a mystery.
David Attenborough's 'A Perfect Planet' on Sunday recounted the importance of trees in arresting the progress of global warming. Each Monday, I receive the week's planning application list from Wiltshire Council. Approved applications this week included the felling of 186 trees with TPOs or in conservation areas. This is just the approvals for one week and just those trees where permission is required.