Tick Advice / Lyme Disease
Be tick aware
Ticks are small parasites that feed on animal and human blood. When you are out in the countryside you must try and avoid being bitten by a tick as they can carry a variety of diseases. You can reduce the chances of being bitten by taking a few simple steps such as tucking your trousers into your socks, wearing clothing made of slippery material, and keeping to the middle of paths. For more tips on how to avoid a tick bite, and advice on what to do if you are bitten go to the NHS website.