The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

4.7
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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. Before you visit Isle of Skye, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • A great little hike to see the Old Man of Storr. About 20mins out of Portree you will find the car park (£3 charge). Follow the path and you will get up to the Old Man. The day we had was clear...  more »
  • quite a long but pleasant hike with definitely stunning views. I’d take 1-1.30h to complete more or less and have the best view  more »
  • We visited Old Man of Storr today. It was sunny but windy. The climb is steep but rough stone steps are being laid and work is in progress. It’s pretty busy so I would recommend arriving early if...  more »
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  • What an extraordinary place. I loved that this photo was not free but you had to limb a bit and had a casual 30min hike from the road. I would suggest getting there early as there will be so much people in the afternoon you won't enjoy it as much.
  • Great hiking place, but we didn’t reach the Storr stone, the hiking track is quite far, however there is no sign at the parking lot to inform the distance. Get yourself prepared and wear a proper hiking shoe.
  • Wear smart foot gear and be prepared for a solid climb. This isn't a brisk walk or a casual stroll, it's solid 1+ hour up at a good pace. Path is very rocky/loose gravel. Stairs are just rocks, some a bit harder to climb than others.
  • Please be aware that the start of the walk is further along the road than you may think. A lot of cars stop by an unmarked gate, and start walking from there. That’s not the walk! The view is beautiful even if you go up the wrong path like we did. I only give it 3 stars because I wish there was some signage to warn people not to start walking at the unmarked gate.
  • Probably the most famous landmark on Isle of Skye. It required a bit of time and fitness to climb up to the Storr, but it is worth it. Breathtaking view of the Storr itself and its surroundings. Perfect photo spot in all type of weather.

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