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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Incredibly, still in the Time of Covid on 14th November 2021 which brought a Sunday afternoon (r)amble to Leafy Lane Wood and Rudloe Firs.

Nettle, maple and beech in Leafy Lane Wood - view from Leafy Lane
Looking out from Leafy Lane Wood onto the small meadow which has been scoured ready for the broadcasting of wild flower seeds
The scoured meadow ready for the sowing of wild flowers
The wild woodland
The golden woodland
An opening onto the meadow is framed with golden maple leaves
The same maple leaves from a different angle
A woodland glade in mid-November
These maple leaves are still clinging on to their chlorophyll
Towards the western end of the wood
The southern border of the woodland at the western end of the wood
On the principal right of way through the wood
Walking east on right of way BOX107A
Still on right of way BOX107A
Looking back whence we came
Still on the main path
The wild woodland
At the eastern end of the wood
Exploring in the depths of the woodland
Among the larches
Still among the larches (and Scots pines)
A woodland glade
The treetops
The colours, the colours ...
Magnificent beeches
At the eastern end of the wood
Trees at the brow of Box Hill with Rudloe Firs beyond
A close-up of those trees
Rudloe Firs woodland from the shade of a horse chestnut
Looking north from Rudloe Firs woodland across the site of the new Hartham Quarry slope shaft
The northern edge of Rudloe Firs woodland from the site of the new Hartham Quarry slope shaft
The northern edge of Rudloe Firs woodland from the site of the new Hartham Quarry slope shaft
The view east to Marlborough Downs from the site of the new Hartham Quarry slope shaft (Rudloe Firs at right)
Beech at the north-western corner of Rudloe Firs woodland with ex-RAF Rudloe No 1 Site (Rudloe Manor) beyond
Maple and beech leaves at the north-western corner of Rudloe Firs woodland
The former (Brickers Barn) turnpike twixt the Cross Keys and Rudloe is now blocked at the Rudloe end. With all the new development in west Corsham, this route should be opened up to allow access to the countryside (it's on my back-burner).
Looking west along the Brickers Barn turnpike from Rudloe. This part (along with the blocked part) is the former entrance, used for 60 years, to RAF Rudloe Manor. Beyond lies Stafford's land policed by the infamous Peanuts (not a canine).
The Rudloe pub; yours truly and visiting son-in-law thought we'd give it a try in August. Ordered two halves (one cider, the other Peroni); must have been giddy with excitement as we had another 'round'. Two pints - £30.
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