Although I live in a very close proximity to the downtown of Denmark's second largest city, I also live a stone throw away from the country side. In fact, my neighbourhood lies at the city limits and I have beautiful natural scenery just outside my windows.
If I drive for about five minutes, I end up at an old estate with a large park like land, stretching across a large protected area. It is intersected by trails through old forests, following a small stream, all the way to the coast. Today the estate is part of the University and harbours the department of Archeology. Furthermore it functions as a Viking Museum, where ancient artifacts are on permanent display. Including the petrified, over 2000 year old body of the "Bog Man".
The surroundings are quiet and tranquil, with alleys lined by deep-rooted trees, leading to the old, water driven mill that still works on Sunday afternoons and from which the pristine forest trails head all the way to the sandy beaches through the natural woods from pre-historic times. I love to walk there and try to do so as often as I can.
There is nothing more therapeutic than a walk through beautiful nature on late summer afternoons. Or in any season, for that matter.