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 Thursday through next Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 12°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    14
       2%  72%   20 mph
      7:08 am    7:04 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
     
    13
    -> 
    14
       12%  70%   27 mph
      7:10 am    7:01 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Windy in the morning and light rain until afternoon.
     
    12
    -> 
    14
       41%  90%   23 mph
      7:13 am    6:58 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
    11
    -> 
    13
       47%  83%   19 mph
      7:15 am    6:55 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    10
    -> 
    13
       22%  32%   16 mph
      7:17 am    6:52 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy throughout the day.
     
    11
    -> 
    14
       44%  83%   30 mph
      7:19 am    6:49 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain until evening, starting again overnight, and windy throughout the day.
     
    10
    -> 
    13
       70%  95%   32 mph
      7:21 am    6:46 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    10
    -> 
    12
       36%  89%   28 mph
      7:24 am    6:43 pm

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