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 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 11°C tomorrow.

    Today's Forecast
     Overcast throughout the day and windy in the morning.
     
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       45%  99%   20 mph
      8:01 am    5:58 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       72%  79%   3 mph
      8:03 am    5:55 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Light rain and windy in the morning.
     
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       88%  75%   20 mph
      8:06 am    5:52 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       70%  59%   8 mph
      8:08 am    5:50 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and dangerously windy starting in the evening.
     
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       57%  40%   13 mph
      8:10 am    5:47 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Windy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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    12
       62%  26%   20 mph
      8:13 am    5:44 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       36%  89%   13 mph
      8:15 am    5:42 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       53%  97%   9 mph
      8:18 am    5:39 pm

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