After centuries of absence, Wild Boar now roam again in Britain. Our current porcine populations are descended from escapes and illicit releases that originate from boar-farming, which peaked in the 1980s. They inhabit a few quiet, scattered woodlands in southern England, with by far the weightiest population snuffling around the Forest of Dean. April is a good month to try to see these shy animals, as understorey vegetation remains short and youngsters are on the move. The further from concrete roads you venture, the higher your chances.