Ticks are small biting insects that live in our countryside. Their usual hosts are deer and sheep, however they will feed on humans too and can pass on infectious diseases such as Lyme disease. They can be found all over our countryside particularly in areas where farm animals or deer are found (this includes bogs!).
Please have a look at the links below which provide excellent information and advice on staying safe from the dangers of ticks whilst you are out and about in the countryside.
Lyme Disease Action
NHS Lyme Disease Information