TICKS - Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks.

Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. They feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans. Ticks that carry the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease are found throughout the UK and in other parts of Europe and North America.

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This explains about the disease and what to do should you or a young person get a tick in their skin, be it at Glenny Wood or elsewhere in the Countryside.

Spraying yourselves with insect repellent can help keep ticks away.