Old Man of Storr is easily the most popular hike in the Isle of Skye, during the tourist season it's crowds reflect that. It's an easy to moderate hike in difficulty and length, and offers some unique views. The 'Old Man' is a large rock formation that can be seen from miles away, however standing beneath it is what makes the pinnacle spectacular.
Of course, in Scotland you can't plan a trip based on the weather. It rains often in the Isle of Skye. If it's not rainy, probably misty or windy! Either way dress appropriately and enjoy the sights, rain or shine. When we went in June 2017 it was a rainy and misty day. The fog based in the valleys created almost an eerie scene.
The trail uses the same path there & back, or you can follow a loop. It's uphill to get to the top & downhill back to the carpark. The start of the walk is along the road from Portree to Staffin. Many people will also walk from nearby towns and if you get lost or are unsure there are many people either walking or driving that will be able to help! The total distance is about 3.8 km's and should take about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
Enjoy The Isle of Skye!