The Fabulous Forest of Dean

Exploring the tree-mendous Welsh Border forest where wild boar roam


The River Wye seen from Yat Rock © Simon Whaley

“Do not feed the wild boar!” screams the sign on the noticeboard.

Furtively, I scan the surrounding trees. Are they watching me now?

Weighing up to 15-stone and standing over 2 ½ feet tall, a wild boar couldn’t be any happier than in the Forest of Dean…



Simon Whaley - Author | Writer | Photographer

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