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The Old Man of Storr

Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Isle of Skye
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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El Sobrante, Ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great views, wonderful short walk, lots to scramble over and explore. Kids loved the freedom to roam. No toilets etc, bit really not necessary, if your heading up this hike then you more than likely we'll prepared. Not for the mobility challenged.

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usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

and sweeping dramatic views found on the Isle of Skye. Really impressive countryside. We opted not to take the hike because of time constraints but would have otherwise. Parking lot available. Plan for all kinds of weather as it changes by the minute.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This isn't too difficult a hike, but you'll definitely need waterproof walking boots, and to bear in mind the winds can get quite strong. The panoramic views are well worth it, as is seeing the Old Man as you approach it. For the first part of the walk, you can't really distinguish it from the hill behind. Well worth the... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Old Mann of Storr is quite easy to get to, and definitely a must see on a trip to Skye! We decided to continue and walk all the way up to Storr following the route on http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/thestorr.shtml and had a really good time. However, once you leave the beaten path it can be quite confusing as to which way... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Old Man of Storr is amazing. The hike is a bit tougher than I expected based on reviews. But then again, we were fighting torrential down pours and 35-50 mph winds last week. Views were diminished by the weather but I canon told that against Storr. The experience was fantastic and I would recommend anyone in Scotland to make... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Just follow the signs and park near the small forest there. Take a good pair of shoes and large bottle of water and start hike the mountain! don't give up in the middle and reach the top of the base of the rock! you'll enjoy a breath-taking view!!! Perfect for proposal ;)

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

You park at the bottom of the hill and think you have a short walk up the hill. There's more of a walk than it seems if you want to take full advantage and get in the right place to position 'the old man' perfectly against the view. But it's a must, it takes about an hour. Keep climbing and... More

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Craigavon
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Walked up old man lovely views but mucky met several people who went back because it is very mucky were the trees have been cut down don't miss out wear proper footwear

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Dublin, Ireland
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318 reviews 318 reviews
151 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The walk up isn't too difficult and the views are amazing! The path was fairly mucky at the start as there have been a lot of trees cut down near the bottom. Once you get past this, there are no more mucky spots. Make sure to wear good walking shoes because they will get ruined in the muck. It was... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We walked up Storr on a surprisingly mild February day and were not disappointed with the beautiful views from the top. I would recommend the walk for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. As others have mentioned the beginning part of the path goes through an area of deforestation, it is not pretty to look at or nice to... More

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