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Old Man of Hoy
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CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH465
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Old Man of Hoy
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CAITHNESS
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Caithness Horizons
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4832
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coastlines
geology
rocks
Old Man of Hoy

The Old Man of Hoy is a 137 metre high sea stack of red sandstone perched on a plinth of Igneous Basalt rock, close to Rackwick Bay on the west coast of the island of Hoy, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Hoy (from Norse Háey meaning "high island") is an island in Orkney, Scotland. With an area of 143 square kilometres it is the second largest in the archipelago after the Mainland. It is connected by a causeway called The Ayre to South Walls.


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Old Man of Hoy

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coastlines; geology; rocks

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

The Old Man of Hoy is a 137 metre high sea stack of red sandstone perched on a plinth of Igneous Basalt rock, close to Rackwick Bay on the west coast of the island of Hoy, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.<br /> <br /> Hoy (from Norse Háey meaning "high island") is an island in Orkney, Scotland. With an area of 143 square kilometres it is the second largest in the archipelago after the Mainland. It is connected by a causeway called The Ayre to South Walls. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />