I live just north of London in the UK near to the Chiltern Hills and adjacent to open countryside. I’m within walking distance of several iron age settlements and one of the oldest walking trails in the UK. Natural springs, woodlands, water mills, windmills, old churches, castles and an abundance of wildlife are all within walking distance and are great for weekend trips.
For longer trips, well the glaciated lakes of the lake district and the mountains of Scotland and Wales beckon.
The UK is truly an amazing place!