The Old Man of Hoy (Orkney Islands)
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.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with high temperatures bottoming out at 5°C on Wednesday.Light rain in the morning and evening and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Today's Forecast
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8:45 am 4:07 pmFoggy until afternoon.Tuesday, Jan 22nd
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8:41 am 4:11 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy overnight.Thursday, Jan 24th
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8:39 am 4:14 pmWindy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jan 25th
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8:37 am 4:16 pmFoggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Saturday, Jan 26th
4->768% 94% 19 mph
8:35 am 4:18 pmWindy and foggy throughout the day.Sunday, Jan 27th
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8:33 am 4:21 pmWindy and foggy until afternoon.Monday, Jan 28th
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