Covid-19 and the Pontoon
THE USE OF THE SHORE LANDING FACILITY, AND THE FORM THAT WILL TAKE WILL FOLLOW GOVERNMENT ADVICE, AND THEREFORE IT IS LIKELY THAT THE PONTOON MAY ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED AND/OR RESTRICTED BASIS.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IS DIFFICULT WITH MORE THAN ONE PARTY AT A TIME, ON THIS NARROW STRUCTURE, AND OBSERVANCE OF THIS SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCES VERSATILITY AND CAPACITY.
ACCESSING THE PONTOON MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE, WHICH WILL REQUIRE A MINIMUM NOTICE OF 24 HOURS.
Contact the secretary via the website, or by mobile phone text or message on 07810 710 112.
As Rod Fishing will prevent most other use, that activity, at the management discretion, may be restricted to specific times.
2 Persons, or 1 family group will be the maximum capacity. A permit may be sent to you as an e-mailed attachment, which should be printed by you for future reference. Your fishing may be interrupted in extreme circumstances, for berthing purposes.
No permits will be available locally at Strachur Post Office, or at Strachur Filling Station in the meantime.
PERSONAL SAFETY: We recommend that you wear disposable gloves if handling the guardrail ropes/ cleats etc.
Upper Loch Fyne provides a magnificent cruising area with deep sheltered waters. There are moorings available at Otter Ferry, Strachur and at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar right at the head of the Loch. The Strachur pontoon makes an ideal pickup and loading point adjacent to the A886. Local shops can provide most essentials and the garage – a short walk from the pontoon can supply petrol, diesel and calor gas. In Strachur, the Creggans Inn (about a mile) and the Out of the Blue Bistro (200 yds) offer good food and a convivial atmosphere.
Loch Fyne is a fjord-like Highland Sea Loch which in total is about 40 miles long. Mountains rise from sea level to as high as 2500 feet and the water is 400 feet deep in places. The loch is known for its magnificent sunsets. Along the shores are several small towns and numerous castles, stately homes and gardens. Crarae Gardens and Ardkinglas Gardens are particularly worth a visit. The shores of the loch are mainly forested with a mixture of ancient Scottish woodland and modern commercial forestry.
A Warm Welcome
Argyll is famous for its warm welcome to visitors, whether they arrive by sea, road or (occasionally) sea plane. There are marinas, hotels, restaurants and many visitor attractions waiting to serve you. And if you want a little solitude, you will always be able to find a sheltered and quiet anchorage.