Old Man of Hoy

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  • The Old Man of Hoy is a sea stack situated on the island of Hoy in Orkney, near to the Dwarfie Stane.

    Standing at 137m high, this red sandstone stack is perched on a plinth of basalt rock. It makes for a distinctive landmark when viewed from the Thurso to Stromness ferry.

    At around 400 years old, the Old Man of Hoy is a popular challenge for climbers. First climbed in 1966, there are various ways up the stack, and of varying difficulty, and today there are on average 20-50 successful climbs a year.

  • Old Man of Hoy Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures falling to 12°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the evening and overnight.
     
    12
    -> 
    18
       36%  33%   12 mph
      4:21 am    10:02 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
    10
    -> 
    13
       47%  94%   14 mph
      4:20 am    10:04 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    9
    -> 
    12
       3%  93%   7 mph
      4:18 am    10:06 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain until evening and breezy overnight.
     
    9
    -> 
    14
       68%  91%   7 mph
      4:17 am    10:08 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
    -> 
    12
       6%  61%   11 mph
      4:15 am    10:09 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    9
    -> 
    14
       64%  75%   11 mph
      4:14 am    10:11 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
    -> 
    12
       60%  76%   7 mph
      4:13 am    10:13 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Light rain overnight.
     
    9
    -> 
    12
       4%  13%   3 mph
      4:12 am    10:14 pm

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