The Old Man of Hoy is a sea stack situated on the island of Hoy in Orkney, n Read more [...]
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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 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 11°C tomorrow.Overcast throughout the day and windy in the morning.Today's Forecast
9->1245% 99% 20 mph
8:01 am 5:58 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Oct 20th
10->1172% 79% 3 mph
8:03 am 5:55 pmLight rain and windy in the morning.Saturday, Oct 21st
10->1288% 75% 20 mph
8:06 am 5:52 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Sunday, Oct 22nd
10->1270% 59% 8 mph
8:08 am 5:50 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and dangerously windy starting in the evening.Monday, Oct 23rd
9->1257% 40% 13 mph
8:10 am 5:47 pmWindy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Oct 24th
10->1262% 26% 20 mph
8:13 am 5:44 pmOvercast throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
10->1236% 89% 13 mph
8:15 am 5:42 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Oct 26th
10->1153% 97% 9 mph
8:18 am 5:39 pm
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