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Address: Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
Phone Number: 01540 673131
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Super local walk

Nice 10k circular walk, not strenuous and can divide it down into sections. Liked the section along the river Spey in particular, goes through an SSSI meadow. Recommend you buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice 10k circular walk, not strenuous and can divide it down into sections. Liked the section along the river Spey in particular, goes through an SSSI meadow. Recommend you buy the walking guide from the wildcat centre in town, they serve it. Can do the walk without a guide as well signposted throughout

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We rented a cottage in town and just found a map of the trail. We didn't go to the wildcat store to get the official wildcat map with the pictures. We mainly stayed on the trail that was on the hillside. It was a peaceful slightly hilly walk that the children and parents enjoyed. Some picturesque views and the wildcats... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

is a good family day out searching for the cats all over newtonmore. all with different patterns and colours.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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134 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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