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The Old Man of Hoy

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todayrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (SSE)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Dec 03rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07lightsleetshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (N)

Hoy Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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