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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

Today
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)

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

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