Monday, 11 October 2021
The car park at Port Ann is fully closed until mid November for essential works. The nearest alternative parking is at Ardcastle.
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.
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.
Allow 2 hours
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.
There are public toilets and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop at nearby Lochgilphead.
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.
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.
PA31 8SE is the nearest postcode.
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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