Tick awareness over the summer months

Published: 11 June 2024

Ticks are around throughout the year, but are most active from April to July and sometimes later in the autumn.  They are particularly common in grassy and wooded areas so there’s a higher risk of being exposed to ticks when hiking, cycling or camping in green spaces. 

Ticks and the potential risk of infection should not prevent anyone from enjoying the outdoors, but the government has issued some advice on things to look out for and do to avoid being bitten.