Old Man of Stoer
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
VISITING THE OLD MAN OF STOER
There is a very nice walk to the Old Man from the parking area at the Stoer Head Lighthouse. A signposted trail leads along the cliffs to the stack. It takes about 30-45 minutes to walk the route. The trail is obscure in places, but there is absolutely no danger of getting lost; just follow the coastline and you will easily pick up the trail again.
There is one section where the path dips down into a small ravine and up the other side, and abit of agility is callled for, but any reasonably fit person will have no trouble at all. Please do wear good waterproof footwear, though, as the going can be boggy in places. Also, the winds along the coast can get pretty strong, so be prepared for cold gusts even on the warmest days of summer.
There is sometimes a coffee van at the Stoer lighhouse parking area, but otherwise no visitor facilities. Do take a moment to look over the lighthouse, built in 1870 by the famous Stevenson family of engineers for the Northern Lighthouse Board.
About Old Man of Stoer
Address: Stoer, Sutherland, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: Park at Stoer Head Lighthouse. Signposted north of Stoer, on minor roads off the B869
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Stoer Head Lighthouse - 1.6 miles (Historic Building)
Clachtoll Broch - 4.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
North West Highlands Geo Park - 9.3 miles (Countryside)
Falls of Kirkaig - 12.3 miles (Countryside)
Ardvreck Castle - 15.6 miles (Castle)
Eas a Chual Aluinn Waterfall - 17 miles (Countryside)
Bone Caves - 19.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Sandwood Bay - 22.4 miles (Countryside)
Nearest Accommodation to Old Man of Stoer:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Old Man of Stoer. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Assynt Visitor Centre
by Lairg, Sutherland
Highlands and Islands
Tel: 01571 844 194