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The Wildcat Experience

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“post office”(4 reviews)
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
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Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DD, Scotland
+44 1540 673131
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All reviews great fun post office children and adults nice walk few hours model cats addictive trail 10km booklet statues colorful route pen activity lodge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely cafe, great food and great staff . Great wee stop in newtonmore, just of the a9. Food was to amazing. Staff so happy and welcoming.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Thank kayemax
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

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 The...More

Thank Debbie D
swimtotheship, volunteer at The Wildcat Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 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

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Katmb180873
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Thank Bobcat012
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.

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

Thank rgrogers42
Reviewed 19 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
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

Thank H7583BWmelanies
Reviewed 26 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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Lesley A
3 September 2016|
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Response from MATKent | Reviewed this property |
Correct , you stroll around Newtonmore looking for the painted cats , many painted by the local school children.