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.


8th December 2020 brought one of those days when mist lies in the By Brook Valley for much of the morning. In the title pictures, the northern slopes of Bath may just be seen, highlighted by the rising sun and the frost picks out the petal edges of Harry and Kathryn's roses in Highlands Close.

Here we see the escarpments of Farleigh Down and Bathampton Down with a big cloud bank over the Mendips and the Severn Estuary
A zoomed image towards Farleigh Down and Bathampton Down
The view across the valley to Bannerdown
The 'long' view with Farleigh Down and Bathampton Down at left and Bannerdown at right
The rising sun strikes the southern face of Maidment's Folly Farm with the 'Village on the Hill' above
Now the view shifts further east to take in the church and the cottages of Eastrip
Folly Farm from Lower Rudloe Lane
Folly Farm outbuildings with Bannerdown beyond
A view down the valley as the rising sun strikes the chimney of Folly Cottage
The mist is starting to lift in this zoomed view across the valley to the Bannerdown escarpment
But a half-hour after the first shot was taken, the mist persists down the valley
And on the way home, winter apples in a Highlands Close garden
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