Safety for the Walker

Safety for the Walker

photo walkers at Sheepstor

Safety advice for walking on Dartmoor

Before you go

Clothing and equipment to take with you

On the ground


The stock and wild animals on Dartmoor do carry ticks and there is a chance you will pick one up when visiting Dartmoor.  To minimize the risk always keep your skin covered (wear long trousers and long-sleeved Shirt) when passing through areas of rough vegetation and tuck your trousers into your socks if necessary (or wear gaiters).  At the end of the day completely check over your body for ticks.  If you should find a tick remove it as soon as possible as some ticks can carry diseases.  For more information about ticks and safe tick removal please use one of the links below.