The Storr is a Mountain situated on
the northeast coast of the Isle of Skye,
7 miles north of Portree on the A855
coastal road. Other top attractions on
this coast are the Rigg Viewpoint 3 miles north,
Lealt Falls 5 miles north, and Kilt
Rock Viewpoint 8 miles north.
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The image top is from the road around the
top of Skye and travelling down the east coast
towards Portree with the 719 m / 2,359ft The
Storr about 3 miles south.
When travelling up towards Portree, from 7
miles south, you will see The Storr in the
distance behind Portree. When travelling down
the east coast towards Portree, you start to
see The Storr from about 15 miles north.
This is probably the most notable landmark
on Skye with its Jagged Cliffs and
There is car parking on the roadside for
many cars with the start of the path having a
Cairn with information.
It takes about 30 minutes to walk up the
steep in places path to the Pinnacles and
Cliffs, probably take over an Hour to hike to
the Top from there.
There is a popular Circular Hike up and
around the top of this range that takes between
4 and 5 hours. Hike
1955 - the 50m / 164ft high Pinnacle, the
Old Man of Storr, was first climbed by the
famous mountaineer Don Whillans. A few others
have completed this treacherous feet since,
with the rock said to be extremely unstable.
Pics of a Climber
2005 - one of the largest environmental
artworks in Britain was staged at the Old Man
of Storr and the Storr cliffs. The whole
Mountain was lit up producing amazing affects.
2009 - a photograph from The Storr over to
Raasay and South Rona won a Landscape photo of
2012 - part of the science-fiction film
shot at The Storr.
2013 - an Orchestral Piece named Storr by
the British composer Matthew Taylor was given
its London premiere by the Kensington Symphony
Taylor produced the Music after visiting
Skye on holiday.