Port Ann

Where we are

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


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.

2 ¾ miles / 4.3 km

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 & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

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

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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