Wild Boar

Here in the Royal Forest of Dean we are fortunate to share our woodlands with the mysterious and intriguing Wild Boar. Wild Boar were considered extinct in Britain after the medieval period where boars were hunted for the King’s table in 1254.

In the local town of Ross on Wye, boar were kept on a farm in 1999 but are thought to have escaped. As a result, populations have spread and soared, making them a likely sighting on your evening walk through our woodlands surrounding Parkend.

Boars are habitually secretive, usually nocturnal and very unlikely to pose a threat to walkers or cyclists, although it should be noted that boars can be protective if with their young.

Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean