The Old Man of Hoy, Hoy Island, Orkney Islands
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    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.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures falling to 8°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:11 am    3:48 pm
    Sunday, Nov 18th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      8:13 am    3:47 pm

    Monday, Nov 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:16 am    3:45 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 20th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Wednesday, Nov 21st
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Thursday, Nov 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Friday, Nov 23rd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:25 am    3:38 pm
    Saturday, Nov 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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