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


    Rain today, with high temperatures bottoming out at 10°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning and windy throughout the day.
     
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       86%  88%   17 mph
      6:57 am    7:18 pm
    Saturday, Sep 22nd
     Windy and mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       69%  47%   25 mph
      6:59 am    7:15 pm

    Sunday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       62%  42%   15 mph
      7:01 am    7:12 pm
    Monday, Sep 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
     
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       34%  71%   17 mph
      7:04 am    7:09 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 25th
     Overcast throughout the day and dangerously windy starting in the evening.
     
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       70%  94%   24 mph
      7:06 am    7:06 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 26th
     Dangerously windy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.
     
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       95%  100%   23 mph
      7:08 am    7:04 pm

    Thursday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until evening.
     
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       60%  74%   25 mph
      7:10 am    7:01 pm
    Friday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       30%  73%   19 mph
      7:13 am    6:58 pm

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