The Old Man of Hoy, Hoy Island, Orkney Islands
  • About Us

    The Old Man of Hoy Information

    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


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today and tomorrow, with high temperatures rising to 17°C next Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       82%  85%   5 mph
      4:38 am    10:04 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       33%  96%   7 mph
      4:39 am    10:02 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       55%  96%   11 mph
      4:41 am    10:00 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       50%  94%   2 mph
      4:44 am    9:58 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       17%  68%   9 mph
      4:46 am    9:56 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       27%  91%   6 mph
      4:48 am    9:54 pm

    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       5%  37%   8 mph
      4:50 am    9:52 pm
    Friday, Jul 27th
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       41%  71%   6 mph
      4:52 am    9:50 pm

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