The Storr - ascent

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Whilst the Old Man of Storr is justly famous and celebrated, only a tiny proportion of those visiting it choose to make the ascent to the dramatic summit above it. This spectacular walk leads through the iconic landscape of the Sanctuary before heading on up to the summit, giving superb views in all directions.


Mostly on hillwalking paths, with a couple of steep rocky/scrambly sections; boggy moorland with pathless stretches to finish.

Public Transport

Bus from Portree - get off near Storr car park.


Storr car park on the left side of the A855 heading from Portree towards Staffin. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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