Countryside is beautiful. But I (being brought up free range in Russia) feel SO trapped, like never before. There is nowhere you can walk. OK, few designated footpaths. The rest is forbidden. I wish I could climb every hill with my easel but… “keep out, private property”. There is an ancient moat, the rest of a hill fort, we tried to visit. Its all (a national heritage?) completely blocked by its “owners”.
Even trains don’t stop (as they used to) in the mountains on the way to the seaside. All old stations are turned into houses. There is no local buses on Sunday and trains start running after lunchtime on that day. If you want to see something in the Mid Wales you just have to drive.