Are sheep ticks a problem along the Kintyre Way?
I’m afraid ticks are likely to be encountered anywhere in Argyll over the summer and the best way to avoid them is by keeping trousers tucked into socks and wearing long sleeves when walking through long grass or bracken. Having said that, you are unlikely to be troubled by them on the forest tracks and minor public roads which make up quite a lot of the Kintyre Way. Where the route crosses farmland and open hill it is strimmed at regular intervals but even so the bracken can grow up in late summer, especially in the last section from Machrihanish to Southend.
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