Walking Matters

Godalming & Haslemere Ramblers

Tick inspection

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Yesterday I checked the route of a walk I’m to lead in two weeks time and found the distance and terrain were suitable. I also found that two unwanted passengers accompanied me—ticks. When I stopped for refreshment at a village teashop I felt something crawling up my leg. I looked and to my surprise saw it was a tick, a small black dot with legs.

Later when I sat on a stile to remove a stone from one of my boots I spotted a slightly flattened tick, a bigger brown one, stuck to the insole under my heel.

Now is the time to be aware that ticks are active. A website with useful information is Borreliosis and Disease Awareness UK.

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Author: gandhr

A local group of the Ramblers

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