The Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Islands

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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.

Weather


Our 7 day weather forecast for Hoy Island in Orkney Islands

Today
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jun 16
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SSE)
Thursday, Jun 17
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Jun 18
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jun 19
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SE)
Sunday, Jun 20
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Jun 21
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNW)


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

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