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The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

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Hike through the rolling green hills of the Isle of Skye to The Old Man of Storr. This famous cluster of rock formations makes up the eastern-facing slope of the Isle, providing sensational views of the coastline. Trek the 8 km (5 mi) long loop up and down the cliffside while enjoying views of the scenic Sound of Raasay. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, as the climb can be steep and rocky in some places. To visit The Old Man of Storr on your holiday in Isle of Skye, and find out what else Isle of Skye has to offer, use our Isle of Skye vacation planner.
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  • An excellent walk. Took us around 2 hours to reach the foot of the Old Man of Storr but we were walking slowly and stopped loads for lots of photos! Views are incredible all around. Take your time on ...  more »
  • The trip around Trotternish is quite spectacular and, if you have time and average fitness, then park and enjoy the walk up to the foot of The Old Man. It is well worth the effort.  more »
  • Not gonna lie, thought the hike would be easier because of how short it is but it has some challenging parts. The hike takes about an hour each way, going down will be tough on the knees and the butt ...  more »