Wild Boar on the Meend


They are wild animals.  Please take extra care, especially when you are out walking your dogs.

  • Stay on the open tracks and pathways.
  • Do not let your dogs run off into the bracken where they could disturb any boar that may be lying up there.
  • Keep the boundary gates shut at all times.
  • Never attempt to feed them, or leave food out for them.

If you encounter a boar, follow this advice from Forestry England

  • Do not approach them.  Go back the way you came or go around them, giving them a wide berth.
  • Put your dog on a lead as soon as you see one or they may get scared and react.
  • Keep to a safe distance particularly if your dog chases or does not respond to calls immediately.