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

    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

    The Old Man of Hoy 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and next Sunday, with temperatures peaking at 10°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning and windy until evening.
     
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    8
       92%  76%   13 mph
      9:04 am    3:18 pm
    Monday, Dec 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    4
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    8
       44%  90%   13 mph
      9:04 am    3:18 pm

    Tuesday, Dec 19th
     Overcast throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.
     
    8
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    10
       33%  93%   18 mph
      9:05 am    3:18 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the evening.
     
    5
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    7
       48%  90%   18 mph
      9:06 am    3:18 pm

    Thursday, Dec 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
    5
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    6
       39%  88%   23 mph
      9:06 am    3:19 pm
    Friday, Dec 22nd
     Dangerously windy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.
     
    5
    -> 
    8
       35%  99%   22 mph
      9:07 am    3:19 pm

    Saturday, Dec 23rd
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
    6
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    10
       44%  99%   28 mph
      9:07 am    3:20 pm
    Sunday, Dec 24th
     Dangerously windy until evening and light rain in the evening.
     
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    6
       66%  95%   20 mph
      9:08 am    3:21 pm

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