Walk Highlands Link

Click to see Map

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/wildcattrail.shtml

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/wildcat-trail-newtonmore-walking-route

These are excellent online links for walking throughout the Scottish Highlands.  

Our Trail Brochure at £4 from the Wildcat Centre is also excellent for guiding you around the trail and for giving a history of the areas you pass through. 

The income from this helps us to maintain the trail.

Please do visit our Centre for information or to buy a souvenir of your time here to fund the work of our volunteers.


The Wildcat Trail

What is It?

A 10 km orbital path around the quiet and peaceful village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorm National Park.  If you are walking in Aviemore we are a 10 minute drive away. 

Accessibility

It is accessible to those who are reasonably fit.  Stout footwear is advised.  The trail can be accessed at 10 different points and can therefore be walked in sections if you prefer.

Weather

Some sections of the Trail are low lying and may be waterlogged after wet weather.  Check in the window of the Wildcat Centre for the latest information or on our Facebook page.

Description

The Trail passes along the banks of three separate rivers, including the River Spey, across moorland and through areas of well-established and more recently planted trees.  It goes through a gorge and past a beautiful waterfall.  There are magnificent views of the Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountains from many sections of the path.

Watch Out For

The path crosses croft land and livestock may be present.  There are some stiles and stepping stones to negotiate.  Dogs are welcome if under control.

Please Note

You walk the Wildcat Trail at your own risk.