Old Man of Storr

A Highland walk posted on 27/05/16 by Ren38. Update : 13/11/17

A very short, easy walk to do late afternoon (when most walkers have come back down off the mountain) so you can enjoy the silence and evening light.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h55[?]
Distance Distance : 4.11km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 324m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 322m
Highest point Highest point : 497m
Lowest point Lowest point : 173m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.497757° / W 6.15887°


By car, take the A855 from the north of Portree towards the north of the Isle of Skye.

(D/A) Park in the "Bodach an Stoir / Old Man of Storr" car park. Start by going through a wooden gate.

Follow a wide, clear track that climbs up to the northwest.

(1) The track turns into a smaller path. Shortly after, you will pass below the Old Man of Storr.

(2) Continue on up along a small path until you reach an animal fence, which blocks the way, to enjoy the landscape. To the south, you will have beautiful views of the Old Man of Storr with its distinctive form.

Make your way back down to the car park along the same path (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 1.04 - alt. km 1.04 - Small path
2 : km 2.03 - alt. km 2.03 - Animal fencing
D/A : km 4.11 - alt. km 4.11

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Old Man of Storr

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