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The Old Man of Storr

Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 43 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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new york
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time hiking the Old Man...a beautiful place with excellent vistas. It was a strenuous hike for us-lots of uphill climbing, but doable. There were many sheep on this hike. Make sure to bring your camera-we got some terrific pictures. Also make sure to bring some water and snacks, as you will need it. Figure about 2... More

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England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On visiting Skye as part of a birthday celebration, my wife and I decided we'd visit and climb to the Old man of Storr. The approach is a winding road and the weather was typical October stuff - rain and gusts of wind! You see the rocks long before you get near and framed by the weather, they look simply... More

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The write-ups vary as to how long you'll need to reach the Old Man of Storr from the parking lot at the bottom. We moderately fit 50-somethings (we're overweight, but regular walkers) needed 50 minutes to reach the Old Man, and that was with many stops to catch our breath and take photos. The last part of the hike is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Pity about the trees being felled, but the views from up on high were breathtaking and well worth the climb. I did slip a few times and was thankful for my sturdy walking boots and a bottle of water. Don't try the climb unless you have comfortable clothing and proper footwear. The car park was busy, but there was plenty... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You need 1,5-2 hours at least and of course not fog or rain. But If this circumstances are in place a good view. Bring good shoes and something to drink. Well marked and good parking facities. The bus stops at the entrance.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I believe the plan is to replant the devastated plantation with native species, so that can only be a good thing in the long term. So ignoring the blast zone near the car park, take the time to wander and explore all round the pinnacles. Simply stunning place. Its difficult to shake the sense of other-worldliness about this place. If... More

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The old man is a rock pinnacle reached by a good path from the car park. the last bit of the path is steep, but it is not too strenuous, and the views in good weather over the mainland mountains are stunning.

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Dallas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The drive to and beyond The Old Man was beautiful. The rock? Not so much. It appears they have taken down all the trees around the site. Eyesore.

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Canada
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Its car-park is located right next to the main road. It fills quite quickly, but most people do park on the side of the road as well. It's 6.8 miles from Portree. The path leading to the Old Man Storr is about 3.8 kms and it took us about 1 hr 30 to reach it. Rain was predicted for the... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Firstly you will need good walking boots for the climb, parts of it are steep and a lot of loose stones. It is almost all uphill some parts are easier than others, it is a shame they have done a lot of deforestation on the first half of the walk but it does not spoil the walk, I suppose in... More

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