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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.
The Old Man of Hoy 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today and next Sunday, with temperatures peaking at 10°C on Tuesday.Light rain in the morning and windy until evening.Today's Forecast
3->892% 76% 13 mph
9:04 am 3:18 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Dec 18th
4->844% 90% 13 mph
9:04 am 3:18 pmOvercast throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.Tuesday, Dec 19th
8->1033% 93% 18 mph
9:05 am 3:18 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the evening.Wednesday, Dec 20th
5->748% 90% 18 mph
9:06 am 3:18 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.Thursday, Dec 21st
5->639% 88% 23 mph
9:06 am 3:19 pmDangerously windy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.Friday, Dec 22nd
5->835% 99% 22 mph
9:07 am 3:19 pmWindy and overcast throughout the day.Saturday, Dec 23rd
6->1044% 99% 28 mph
9:07 am 3:20 pmDangerously windy until evening and light rain in the evening.Sunday, Dec 24th
2->666% 95% 20 mph
9:08 am 3:21 pm