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 Gasman Cometh - March 2021. Wales & West Utilities are replacing old steel pipes with plastic in the Leafy Lane estates (except Pine Close and Ashwood Road which do not have a gas supply). In retirement I am flying by the seat of my pants by never using designated road crossings (thus relieving local residents of the nagging beep, beep, beeping) AND using closed 'footways' (when did footpath and pathway become footway?). Flanders and Swann's 'The Gas Man Cometh' may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1dvAxA9ib0
The ‘Bird Nesting Season’ is officially from February until August (Natural England) and it is recommended that vegetation works (tree or hedge cutting) or site clearance should be done outside of the nesting season. However, in reality the nesting period may start before this and extend beyond it, in some cases. The busiest time for nesting birds is from 1st March until 31st July and of course varies according to species etc.
Moving on to the brow of Box Hill, the following gallery shows some of the plants coming into leaf/flower.