Why not drive north? We often drive to Lairg and then north to Altnaharra followed by the Kyle of Tongue. A magnificent drive through some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see – look out for deer – red, sika and roe are all possible. Head through Kinbrace and Helmsdale, then back down the A9. You might like to stop at Dunrobin Casle for afternoon tea or why not take a packed lunch, park and admire the view along the rugged east coast.