Following on from our road trip around Skye last week, May 2017, I wanted to capture the The Old Man of Storr in black & white on this visit. The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula, and the hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west. The Old Man is in fact, just one element in an array of fantastic rock features, and looking at the photo, he is the tall rock formation on the right. There is a spectacular walk to the famous summit, passing through the iconic landscape of the Sanctuary with many different rock formations. This is something we have yet to do, although I quite like, just taking photos of the stunning landscape. Also there never seems to be an empty parking place, and it was only May, hate to think what it is like in the height of the summer. But I got my photos, then we did find somewhere to park nearby and have our picnic, overlooking the Sound of Ramsay, a stunning view to accompany our sandwiches.
One of the most amazing sights you will see, when you travel around the Isle of Skye in Scotland, is the ‘Old Man of Storr’ We passed by in 2013, and you can see the rock looming up from quite a distance. The following photos are of the drive to the site.
The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around. As part of the Trotternish ridge the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.
The Old Man of Storr rises to 535 metres and is visibile from the main road between Portree and Staffin on the west coast of Skye. Dominating the scene and visible fom many more parts of the islands the Storr is the hill immediately west of the Old Man and rising to 719 metres. This is now a very poplar walk and gets very busy, although its not classed as an easy walk.