This is a delightful short ferry trip. It runs every 30 minutes between Ardgour and Nether Lochaber. Prices can be found on the Calmac Ferries site. It takes just over 5 minutes to get from one side to the other. It is like stepping back in time, and the nostalgia is worth it.
Corran Ferry Ardgour to Nether Lochaber
To get to the ferry, it is just of the A82 just 5 miles north of Ballachulish Bridge, and 9 miles south of Fort William. Important to note. If you are heading to Mallaig to catch a ferry for Skye, this is not the quickest route. There is some single track roads to encounter, so if you are on a tight schedule, head north to Fort William and follow the A830 to Mallaig via Glenfinnan.
Video by Ian Mason.
On the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the slipway for the Corran Ferry Ardgour to Nether Lochaber is located on south east corner of the peninsula. There is also the The Inn at Ardgour where you can enjoy some lunch, dinner and even has overnight accommodation.
Explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula
If you are exploring the region of Lochaber or Ardnamurchan Peninsula, it offers a couple of nice alternatives. You can do a circular of Ardnamurchan by turning left as you come off the ferry past Corran Lighthouse. This is the A861 and once you get to Inversanda, you can continue on this road to Strontian. Alternatively taking the B8043 round the foot of the peninsula to Kinlochaline Castle and Lochaline. If you are in true ferry mode, you can catch the ferry at Lochaline and sail to Fishnish on the Isle of Mull.
The Northern Route
Coming off the ferry there is the tranquil single track road that takes you up the western shoreline of Loch Linnhe and round the south of Loch Eil. This eventually brings you to the A830 where you can turn left for Glenfinnan. Alternatively, turn right to take you to Fort William.