Aveimore to Newtonmore Round Trip

Tour/Activity , United Kingdom

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DAY 3 - 32miles/1755ft | 51km/535m The village of Newtonmore is the village closest to the geographical centre of Scotland. The Highland Folk Museum is a fantastic open-air depiction of highland life through history and was featured early on in the TV series Outlander. The route there passes The Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig. The Highland Wildlife Park is affiliated with Edinburgh Zoo. It is home to many of the species that have at one time or another been native to the Highlands, including pine martens, wildcat, lynx, wolves, owls and most recently, Hamish, the first polar bear cub to be born in Scotland for 25 years. The return route passes the remains of Ruthven Barracks, which was built following the first Jacobite Rebellion in 1715 and saw action in the build-up to and aftermath of the Battle of Culloden thirty years later. It’s nearly three hundred years since the Battle of Culloden, but you can still witness skirmishes between Highlanders if you catch a game of Shinty. Shinty is the traditional ball and stick game contested between teams of twelve which shares a common ancestry with Irish hurling. Newtonmore and Kingussie are two of the most successful teams in Shinty, and games occur most Saturdays throughout the summer.