Walk Highlands Link

Click to see Map



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 tranquil and peaceful village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorms National Park.  If you are walking in Aviemore we are a 10 minute drive away. 

Who enjoys it?


The Trail is enjoyed by those who are reasonably fit.  Stout footwear is advised.  The trail can be accessed at 6 different points and can therefore be walked in sections if you prefer.



Some sections of the Trail are low lying and may be waterlogged after wet weather.  It is always worth checking the local weather conditions before setting off.


Allt Laraidh waterfall

The Trail passes along the banks of the River Spey, high above the river gorge of the River Calder and by a pretty waterfall at the Allt Laraidh. It crosses moorland and winds its way through established woodlands. There are magnificent views of the Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountain ranges 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. 

It is recommended walkers wear stout footwear.

Please close and fasten all gates where appropriate.