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Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
Phone Number: 01540 673131
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kids are still talking about this 1 year on!

This was so much fun and a great way of exploring the village. Kids absolutely loved hunting for the cats and are five and eleven. The book and bag that comes with the pack are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was so much fun and a great way of exploring the village. Kids absolutely loved hunting for the cats and are five and eleven. The book and bag that comes with the pack are in daily use. I do hope the organisers take note of this however. i bought one pack between them, as a) the smaller child was... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The family loved doing this trail. It was an interesting and fun way to see parts of a village one would not normally visit. We took a full morning and were looking for them at random through the week, found 67 of the 129. Children had great fun. We didn't give it five because the admin was a little drawn... More 

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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed here for the week so some time was had once we discovered the funny model cat on our hotel roof was part of a collection of 130 differently painted Wildcat models strewn around the village & countryside. This resulted in the children happily walking miles looking in all the gardens for as many as we could in the time... More 

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Glasgow
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Great for adults and keeping fit. Search out all 129 Wildcats and do yourself a favour. Plenty of variety and hidden gems.get the guide and keep score. Kids love it too though; so let's keep it a secret.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We just returned from our second stint in Newtonmore, searching for the elusive wildcats. The trail itself is a good days walk if all routes are followed, providing plenty of opportunity to see the wild birds, red squirrels, pigs, sheep, horses, birds of prey and deer. The wildcat experience has a few of the cat models on the walk and... More 

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132 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we have walked the wildcat trail in every season and every weather condition and love it. This 10km walk takes you from a flat riverside hike to the higher panoramic vistas all along a well maintained path.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We decided to do part of the wildcat trail after a visit to the Highland Folk Museum. We found a few cats in and around the city, but when doing the actual wildcat trail we walked miles without seeing a single cat. To make sure our eyesight was not failing us we asked another family we met if they had... More 

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Newtonmore, Scotland, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This marvellous idea walking the wild cat trail and throughout the village searching for brightly painted wildcat models to check off the list is a brilliant way to occupy children and keep them amused whilst walking a considerable distance - and the views are marvellous too. A lovely day out for all the family - and a cheap day out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Completed it last year but was missing some cats so return this year to repeat and see if we can bet our score. Great fun for all, good competitive fun and a great way to get to see the village and surrounding views. Would recommend to anyone

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had a really great day searching for the wildcats in Newtonmore. No moaning or dragging of feet despite the distance walked - Hoorah! Would definitely recommend to everyone with children (adults really enjoyed it too). Be warned though - it is very addictive!

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Address: Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
Phone Number: 01540 673131
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Newtonmore

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