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Port Ann

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Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Latest forest information

The car park at Port Ann is fully closed until mid November for essential works. The nearest alternative parking is at Ardcastle.

About

Wander to a ruined village on the banks of Loch Fyne

Stroll along the shores of Loch Fyne and discover the ruined village at West Otter Ferry. For nearly two centuries a ferry service operated here, providing an important shortcut to the long road journey around the top of the loch. You can still see the quay and traces of the ferryman's cottage.

Walking trails (1)

Walking

Otter Ferry Trail

Walk along the shore of Loch Fyne from picturesque Port Ann to the ruined hamlet and pier at West Otter Ferry.

Uneven gravel and grassy surface, with some potentially muddy sections. Long moderate slopes and some steep sections.

Moderate trail grade icon
2 ¾ miles / 4.3 km

Allow
2 hours

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A ferry carried passengers across Loch Fyne from the quay at West Otter Ferry until 1948. Spot yellow iris and darting dragonflies as the path snakes across a stretch of wildlife-friendly bog, and watch out for ducks, geese and even the occasional otter by the loch’s edge.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are public toilets and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop at nearby Lochgilphead.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

Port Ann is about 4½ miles east of Lochgilphead on the A83. Look for the car park opposite the entrance to Port Ann village, behind the bus stop.

Using SatNav?

PA31 8SE is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses between Glasgow and Campbeltown via Lochgilphead that stop at Port Ann. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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