GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Old Man of Storr Walk

5 miles (7.5 km)

Climb the famous Old Man of Storr on this stunning walk on the Isle of Skye. The walk takes you to the 719m (2,359ft) high summit on well constructed paths.
The walk starts at car park located at the northern end of Loch Leathan and follows a well defined path to Needle Rock and then on to Coire Scamadal. You then double back and ascend to the summit of the Storr where there are some truly breathtaking views. The Trotternish Ridge stretches away to the north, while the Islands of Harris,Raasayand Rona are all visible to the east. To the south are great views across the Isle of Skye to theCuillinmountains.
You descend following the rim of Coire Faoin towards Bealach Beag and then down to the side of Loch Leathan before finishing back at the car park.

Old Man of Storr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Old Man of Storr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For another climb on the island head to the Quiraing, the northernmost summit of theTrotternish. The hike is a favourite for many with some spectacular views to enjoy. For an easier local walk try the delightful Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, the Falls Of Rha and the Uig Woodland Walk.
Just to the north is Kilt Rock And Mealt Falls where there's a pretty loch, some wonderful rock formations and a coastal waterfall to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Isle of Skye Walks page.


The Old Man of Storr - - 107731

The Old Man of Storr. The 167' high Old Man which was first climbed in 1955.

The Storr and the Old Man of Storr - - 107729

The Storr and the Old Man of Storr. The Storr with one of the Storr Lochs (Loch Fada) in the foreground.

The Old Man and some of his friends - - 1578146

The Old Man and some of his friends. The rock pinnacle (centre) is the Old Man of Storr, and on the right is pinnacle rock. All around are other strange and fascinating rock pillars and sheer cliffs.

Skye coastline below the Old Man of Storr - - 410178

Skye coastline below the Old Man of Storr. This was taken during my kayak journey around Skye. This stretch of coastline (like most of the coastline around Skye) is stunning!

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Old Man of Storr.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Old Man of Storr.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)