Don't feel bad Fellpony, I live in the states and I'm jealous of the scenery & rides a lot of my fellow americans get to enjoy.
I'm smack dab in the middle with lovely flat ground, corn, soybean & hay fields surrounding. Though nicely manicured fields after harvest are great for a good gallop!
We do have several state parks that have trail systems for riders but they don't offer views like those seen in other areas of the country. The upside, there isn't any strenous terrain and that allows me to still be able to take even my old man (he's 29) for a trail ride!
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.