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.


The Bradford Road hedgerow, with scores of mature trees, which borders the Robert Payne/Bellway development field at Rudloe, includes a blackthorn with the biggest sloes I have ever seen. This hedgerow, along with its trees, will be completely destroyed in this urbanization of west Corsham.

Sloes in the Bradford Road hedgerow and the view south towards Fiveways Industrial Estate
The sloes are like small plums but are very bitter and the parent 'tree' certainly has thorns
Loads of fruit for a few bottles of 'Rudloe Greenfield Sloe Gin'
One of the three patches of long grass remaining uncut in the development field; the view is to the east across Skynet Drive
Ash in Skynet Drive with the remaining miscanthus acreage beyond; Redcliffe's Park Place development can be seen in the distance
In Skynet Drive - grasses, bramble, ash, miscanthus with Bradford Road trees beyond - what more could you want?
Summer in Skynet Drive with the Rocket dumper truck ploughing its furrow between Bradford Road and Park Lane - it's 17th August 2018
Still plenty of greenery (brambles, miscanthus, maples, ash) in this Skynet Drive view on 17th August 2018
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