How many wild boar in the Forest?

When we prepare for the Wild Boar Chase we often see Wild Boar – or evidence of where they have been – in the Forest There are an estimated 1,645 wild boar in the Forest of Dean this year – the highest number estimated to date. The figures are calculated annually by the Forestry Commission. When riding in the Forest please treat all wildlife with respect.

When you visit the Forest never feed the boar. Please do not leave unwanted food in the Forest.

A photo of a wild boar taken by Robin Ward.
A wild boar in the Forest – photo (c) Robin Ward