What you need for a proper ramble in the English countryside is...
A good place to start and to end.
A sunny day, or at least hope of it.
and above to give definition to the endless, lush green pastures.
Someone to talk to who seems interested in what you have to say.
Even if it is only,
"Hey there sheep. How's it going? I see you're having a good horn day. Nice weather innit?".