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.

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30th March 2020 - setting off down Lower Rudloe Lane for another circular walk via Weavern and Widdenham

Always flying at No Notion
Possibly oilseed rape at No Notion - we will find out in a few weeks. 'The Larches' lies beyond.
By the Weavern byway in an area where woodruff grows
"As cool as a mountain stream" - a phrase from an ad for menthol cigarettes in the 60s (brand?). This is the tributary of the By Brook at Weavern.
View of Hungerford Wood from MacMillan Way; poplars are in leaf beyond the By Brook (which may just be seen at far-left)
MacMillan Way twixt Weavern and Widdenham. Evidence of former coppicing at right along with dog's mercury and wild garlic.
No doubt now a haven for wildlife but not as much as in its former life - adjacent to MacMillan Way
Hmmm, not sure about this tree - willow or ash perhaps on the bank of the By Brook twixt Weavern and Widdenham
Woodshed at Drewett's Mill
Unharvested willow logs at Drewett's Mill
Saltbox Farm at Drewett's Mill
The earth looks almost chalky in this ploughed field adjacent to Mills Platt Farm on Box Hill
The north-east corner of the ploughed field with the By Brook Valley, Bathampton Down and Bannerdown beyond
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