We usually do last week in Sept/first in Oct... BUT I had 2 weeks leave carried over from last year (I know its a bugger lol)
Year before last we worked our way up the West coast and over to Orkney (pics are on here somewhere I think possibly)
And used a road atlas to find small dead end roads that stopped at the sea... And found some stunning deserted stop overs.
This year were pretty much staying put on Ardnamurchan and exploring around here.