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The Wildcat Experience

Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
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Lovely walk

Great idea and enjoyed spotting the moggies who kept us right on our lovely scenic rivwrside walk... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Sharon G
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East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
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A nice walk exploring Newtonmore

On the recommendation of our hotelier, we decided to do the wildcat experience walk. The route is... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
rgrogers42
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Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Great idea and enjoyed spotting the moggies who kept us right on our lovely scenic rivwrside walk and through Newtonmore. 😁

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Lesley A, Manager at The Wildcat Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Not sure if you did the Wildcat Trail, 10k orbital walk around the village or the Wildcat Experience, our unique treasure hunt for painted models of the Scottish Wildcat - maybe a bit of both? Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Newtonmore.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of our hotelier, we decided to do the wildcat experience walk. The route is essentially an orbit of Newtonmore taking in a range of environments including a mountain river, a gorge, waterfalls, moorland, forests and urban. We really enjoyed the walk, it...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this adventure. Pick up a booklet from the local wildcat centre (tourist information) and see how many painted wildcats you xan spot around the village. Great way to get out and exercise

Thank Angie C
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have visited Newtonmore every summer for the last four years and have gone cat hunting every year! It is fantastic fun, a great excuse/opportunity to get kids out walking and getting fresh air and completely addictive (in a good way!) This year I finally...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great activity for children and adults, and a great way of exploring the local area. The volunteers staffing the office are friendly and knowledgable.

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Myself and my 5 year old daughter enjoyed our afternoon hunting throughout Newtonmore for as many colourful wildcats as we would find. The small centre on the Main Street was where we bought our guide pack. We only had one afternoon there so managed to...More

Thank SDS23
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a great fun thing to do whilst seeing the village of Newton more and surrounding countryside. There are so many cats to find some easy and some hard to find. Kids will love it and gets them walking.

Thank anniebS8690OY
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Walked the full 10km trail. Really good mostly fairly flat route with some great views and lots of wildlife to see. Allow 4 hours though with stops to do the full circuit. Guide book recommended to get the best from the trail.

Thank Adam D
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

In order to make the most of this trail it is worth purchasing the guide from the centre, the post office or the glen hotel. Even though the backpack with carrier bag pen guide etc seemed designed for children it was well received by all....More

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Quirky, but feels desperate for something to do in the area. We saw a couple riding bikes, looking for the cats. We saw 4 out of 132, without even trying;)

Thank AmieMo
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Lesley A
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Correct , you stroll around Newtonmore looking for the painted cats , many painted by the local school children.
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