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4 star outdoor visitor attraction. The treasure hunt with a difference! Over 130 painted models of the endangered Scottish wildcat are hidden round the tranquil village of Newtonmore - can you find them? A bag with a pen and fully illustrated...more
It was so much fun walking the Wildcat path and through town trying to find the wildcat statues. The waitress at our lodge gave us a booklet to check off the cats as we found them. So much fun, and the nature path winds through...More
What a great idea to bring people in to visit.
We had fun looking for the different cats my 9 year old had a great time.
We only found around 30 out of over 100 cats as we didn’t have a lot of time
Thank Debbie D
swimtotheship, volunteer at The Wildcat Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018
the Wildcat Experience is called 'the treasure hunt with a difference!' and it truly is! There are over a hundred painted, lifesize models of wildcats around the village and finding them does become addictive. Young, not so young, families, couples - huge groups ..... anyone...More
My children (8 & 5) adored this activity, they were quite obsessed! We were staying nearby and whenever we had a free hour or two we walked the length and breadth of Newtonmore hunting for wildcats. There were very informative volunteers in the office too....More
First there appears to be a lot of confusion in the reviews. The Wildcat Trail is a walk around the outskirts of the village following the river, open land forest and gorges and is approx 7 miles long. There are NO wildcats to be found...More
Great idea and enjoyed spotting the moggies who kept us right on our lovely scenic rivwrside walk and through Newtonmore. 😁
1 Thank Sharon G
Lesley A, Manager at The Wildcat Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 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.
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
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