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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  • Must visit! View from the the top is unbelievable! It takes 45 min to the top. To get BEST pictures go to the TOP RIGHT part of the mountain - then you can see the three rocks separately. And come prepared - its pretty windy up there.
  • Get ready for a small trek of a good half day up and back. Beautiful scenery, as breathtaking as the rest of the island. The raised rock makes a beautiful excuse to take the hight and marvel at the landscape. And the path itself is pretty and nice to take. Definitely worth the time. Good legs recommended.
  • Is a must if you’re in the Highlands of Scotland. One of the most beautiful mountains of the nation. It is not very difficult to reach the peak and there is a well define path most of the time.
  • The views are so worth the climb but be under no illusion, if you are a gentle walker you may find this a tough trek. However, it is so worth it. The views from the rock are exceptional. The path goes on past the Storr up to a higher viewpoint that is around another 30-40 minutes. So the full climb would be around 2 hours.
  • Not a long hike but it is all uphill. Not a hike for lazy people! Views are stunning and this place is totally worth the hype. Absolutely amazing.

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