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.

 

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Three local girls on a Sunday hike to Bath in Box High Street - 18th February 2018

Supposedly catkin trail III but you won't find any catkin pictures in this gallery. I'm following the same trail into Bath as in previous weeks; three other locals (2 x Rudloe and 1 x Corsham) are also walking to Bath today but they are not copping out by taking the bus back. Their itinerary is ... walk to Subway in Westgate Street for lunch and ... walk back. What a virtuous schedule compared with my decadent trip of ... walk to any of a number of pubs, have a few pints and maybe lunch, then take the bus back.

Through Box village now, the girls head out along the A4 towards Ashley
Passing the cemetery, their first target is a short break at Budgen's
The perennial problem with fast food outlets - here a McDonalds ready meal has been tossed out at Ashley
The girls continue along the A4 at Shockerwick while my route takes me up to Bannerdown
Water pouring down Shockerwick Lane at Lower Shockerwick
Rainwater pouring off the fields at Lower Shockerwick
Snowdrops and lonicera (nitida) hedge at Lower Shockerwick
Aaah ... baa lambs with Bathford on the escarpment of Kingsdown beyond
Shallow sine wave at Bannerdown
Decorative clock on a Bannerdown garage with music (guitar and singing) emanating from inside
Coppiced trees at Bannerdown
Riverside (Avon) cottage with boats and things at Batheaston
Distinctly-ridged bark (possibly acacia) in this riverside woodland at Batheaston
Riverside slurry pond at Batheaston
World Heritage City I don't think - the bag of rubbish has been lying here for weeks
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