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. Before you visit Isle of Skye, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Group of 3 all between 31-33 yrs found the walk to the top reasonably challenging in places but plenty of places to stop and get your breath. Also, along the way, the view just gets better and better ...  more »
  • Great ways to see the views of the island, and the mountains in the distance over on the mainland. Beautiful. Manageable walk.  more »
  • Did not climb all the way up to the rock formation, however, the pictures from the foot of the hill are nice too. There were sheep grazing nearby which made it an even more scenic location. Would be m...  more »
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  • Fantastic walk in stunning part of the world. Turn off to the left to go up to touch it. Bit of scrambling needed near the top. But if you can get to that part you should be capable of getting right to the OMoS.
  • This is the hike of hikes on Skye. You start on a gravel path, which gives way to a dirt path. After crossing two gates, you may start to feel it in your knees. Bad news: you’re not even halfway there. Good news: this 1-2 hour hike, depending on your fitness level, is worth it. When you reach the top, you’ll not only feel on top of the world, you’ll be able to see a lot of it. Bring good hiking boots and a camera. You’ll want to remember this journey.
  • Well worth the steep climb for the view at the top. Wear sensible walking shoes as the path is a bit rough at points.
  • Love this place. It's absolutely supernatural. Definitely worth visiting!
  • Great walk, breathtaking scenery. Get up early before it gets busy
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