>Anyone got a favourite place in the Highlands somewhere abouts?<
Where to start.
Inverness is hoaching with car hire joints - it's a big town.
Plane or Sleeper to Inverness:
Lochinver, Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Poolewe, Torridon, Sheildaig, Applecross, Plockton all good bases with a variety of accommodation. Applecross slightly off pitch accessibility wise but great place.
Sleeper/ train to Fort William or 2.5 ish by car from Glasgow / Edinburgh
Ardnamurchan, Arisaig or train to Mallaig and get the boat round to Inverie / Knoydart
West Highland Line worth it for the journey alone.
Lot depends on your budget / how long you can spare to get there / get back
Biggest winter snowfalls on the hills are often in March.