As Apache says there everywhere, on the New Forest and surrounding areas there a real problem. Obviously the risk is Lyme's disease, i guess a website like http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/ may have a map of reported incidents through GP's and hospitals? If not its always worth a read for knowing the symptoms etc.
Like most of us, I hate ticks with a passion, so brought 5 sets of the O'Tom Tick Twisters, one for my stalking bag, each of my rucksacks and one to leave at home. So pretty much as soon as I find one I have a twister to hand to get the little sod off and squished. The most recent being at the weekend