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.


Miscanthus or elephant grass at Thorneypits (Thorny Pits) on 10th December 2017

Certainly a wintry landscape at Thorneypits (Thorny Pits) on 10th December 2017
The site of the former hostel and prefabs for wartime workers and Hungarians (1956) at 'Thorny Pits'. Just 3 prefabs remain today (behind trees).
Looking west towards Box from Thorneypits. The fields are those of Manor Farm but are now leased to others I believe.
Miscanthus or elephant grass at Thorneypits
Miscanthus stalks are coral pink at ground level
The old Thorneypits byway is now the 'posh' entrance to Wadswick Green retirement village
Water always pours across the byway here (from right to left or south to north) in wet weather
Thorneypits/Wadswick cottages and holiday lets (I believe) beyond the miscanthus
Ark Data's date centre (one of) beyond the larches; here you will find, no doubt, the nebulous Cloud(s), email servers and the like

Moving beyond Thorneypits now, we go 'off piste' to Wadswick/Westwells

Nice to see a 'wild', unmanicured field - Wadswick Green retirement village to the right and the Donkey Field to the left.
Wadswick Green seen from the cinder path leading to Westwells
Old, maybe formerly coppiced, willow on the fringe of the Donkey Field
Another old willow at the edge of the Donkey Field
The Donkey Field looking north towards Westwells
The Donkey Field looking west from the cinder path
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