The main point of interest for visitors to Stoer actually lies about a mile north of the village. The Old Man of Stoer, like the similarly named Old Man of Hoy in the Orkneys, is an impressive sea stack 60 metres high, just off the coast. The walk along the coast to the sea stack is rough in places and care is needed, but the walker is rewarded with fine views of the coast. Back in the village, the church, which was built in 1828, now lies in ruins. When it was in use, it proved too small for the size of the congregation so services were held outside when weather permitted. The manse which went with the church was built a year later, and survives today under the name of Stoer House. The lovely Stoer Bay has remnants of Iron Age habitation in the form of the fort known as Clachtoll Broch, situated just to the south of the bay.
Map of the area.
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