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Cliff Hiking


Avoiding and Removing

Top Tips For Avoiding Ticks

When you are out and about in the hills try to:


  • Avoid walking through long grass and areas of thick foliage - consider keeping to paths and tracks in heavily infested areas.

  • Leave no exposed skin on your legs, feet, ankles or arms - wear long sleeves, tuck trousers into your socks or wear gaiters, choose fabric which is thickly woven. 

  • Spray insect repellent on clothing and socks.

  • Wear light-coloured clothing so you can see the dark ticks and remove them - inspect clothing often to remove the ticks.

  • Check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks when you get home, especially your hairline, navel, groin, arm pits, between toes, behind the ears and knees.

For more information and how to remove ticks visit

Mountaineering Scotland Ticks web page.

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