But Tayto - would they allow you back?
Whilst (in my opinion - which rarely matters lol) there are quite a few very scenic routes around England, but regretably the Midlands does not get a look in!
Wales is my area of choice and come spring - if we make it through the winter, we wll be looking to uproot again and north(ish) Wales gets my vote. Only issue is that Wales is closer to that small piece of land in the part of the Atlantic Ocean that the locals have renamed the Irish sea.
Having worked in Birmingham City Centre on British Rail and then as a Manager in a Hospital I have met all kinds of people in Brum. Used to be that the guys / gals were a friendly lot and I believe the majority may well still be, but the place is over run now with scum bags whose sole intention in life is to rip you off!
Do yourself (and the Uk mainland) a favour and stay there. For a start the fishing here is a lot different and to be honest - I just don't think you would compete!
You stay there (please).
Whilst I am in finger tap mode and because I may not get the chance again - can I be the first to wish you, and your lot over there, the very best Christmas ever and a fantastically healthy New Year !