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.

Our weather forecast for Hoy Island in Orkney Islands

Today (Thursday, Feb 25)


Expect a temperature in the range 7.3℃ to 7.9℃ with a wind speed 10.7 m/sec (SW)

Friday, Feb 26


Expect a temperature in the range 6.5℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 7.6 m/sec (WSW)

Saturday, Feb 27


Expect a temperature in the range 7.2℃ to 8.4℃ with a wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SSW)

Sunday, Feb 28


Expect a temperature in the range 5℃ to 6℃ with a wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SW)

Monday, Mar 01


Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 6.6℃ with a wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SW)

Tuesday, Mar 02


Expect a temperature in the range 5.5℃ to 6.4℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WSW)

Wednesday, Mar 03


Expect a temperature in the range 4.3℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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