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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
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).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.65 - alt. mi 0.65 - Small path
2 : mi 1.26 - alt. mi 1.26 - Animal fencing
D/A : mi 2.56 - alt. mi 2.56
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