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.


Two walks for the price of one here - to Wadswick on 17th August 2020 and Biddestone on the 18th. The title pictures show a nuclear cloud over Neston and a menacing cloud over Wadswick, both from the 17th August walk. Clouds feature heavily in the photographs from both days.

Before setting off, we find an aerial modification on the car
With quite a few walkers on BOX44, we socially distance by using the adjacent EU-funded set-aside
Barley field in the foreground and wheat in the field to the right - this is the view towards Quarry Wood from Thorneypits
Knapweed, miscanthus and view to Kingsmoor Wood from the access road to Wadswick (Country Store, restaurant and agro-industrial complex)
The menacing cloud(s) from the title photograph at Wadswick
Bannerdown and the distant Mendips from Lower Rudloe Lane on 18th August 2020
One of many borage plants brought to light in the verge in front of the new dry stone wall bounding the 'executive' Bybrook View estate
The new dry stone wall in Lower Rudloe Lane bounding Bybrook View - young maples above
The view to Euridge Manor (Walter Raleigh and Robinsons of Jigsaw) from the Weavern byway
Mainly beeches here in The Larches (wood)
The byway to Collett's Bottom, in places, looks like an ancient paved road but tis just the underlying geology
Maple leaf on the Collett's Bottom byway
In Weavern Lane heading for Biddestone. The rosebay willowherb's best days have passed.
In Weavern Lane looking north towards Honeybrook Farm
Now the view south-east towards Hartham Park and Home Farm
Water (in bowl) at The Barn in Weavern Lane. As we forgot to bring water we were thirsty but decided to hold on 'til we reached the White Horse.
Another view south-east towards Bowden Hill
Across the barley more in the direction of Corsham
Prolific hawthorn in the Weavern Lane hedgerow
Almost there - cottage garden in The Butts, Biddestone
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