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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.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->142% 72% 20 mph
7:08 am 7:04 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1412% 70% 27 mph
7:10 am 7:01 pmWindy in the morning and light rain until afternoon.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1441% 90% 23 mph
7:13 am 6:58 pmRain throughout the day.Friday, Sep 29th
11->1347% 83% 19 mph
7:15 am 6:55 pmLight rain overnight.Saturday, Sep 30th
10->1322% 32% 16 mph
7:17 am 6:52 pmLight rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 1st
11->1444% 83% 30 mph
7:19 am 6:49 pmLight rain until evening, starting again overnight, and windy throughout the day.Monday, Oct 2nd
10->1370% 95% 32 mph
7:21 am 6:46 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 3rd
10->1236% 89% 28 mph
7:24 am 6:43 pm
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