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.


9th January 2022 - Walks in the Time of Covid x or the deforestation of Beech Road. The title picture shows the view down the By Brook Valley from close to Lower Rudloe Farm.

Here's some of that deforestation in Beech Road
There are many trees marked in this way at the eastern end of Beech Road - I suppose that they are ash scheduled for the chop
Just one of the issues associated with cutting down mature or semi-mature trees is that the ivy goes too - as you can see, the ivy gives much-needed greenery to the winter landscape but, more importantly, provides extensive habitat for many species
'Wild' habitat in Beech Road
Three adjacent semi-mature trees with ivy scheduled for the chop - view from the A4
The present landscape at the Beech Road/A4 junction
And trees on the other side of the A4 have also had a visit from the man with the spray can
And another view of the A4/Beech Road junction
A winter scene on the lane to Lower Rudloe
Mt T's event car park cut into the Box Hill hillside
Folly Farm, Colerne and an electricity pole
By Lower Rudloe Farm, the view down the valley (and there's that pole again)
In Lower Rudloe Lane, we can see that yesterday (Saturday, 8th January) it tipped down all day
The brow of Box Hill with, across the road, Leafy Lane and the entrance to the Rudloe Arms
Looking down the A4 from the brow of Box Hill
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