I think I like the second one because I'm not sure about the heavy, dark trees in the first one. Are you using any filters on the sky, I'm not sure if it from compression for the web, but you can see some significant banding from the sun on the right to the blue on the left. I agree, looks like a beautiful area.
I like the second one better, too, as I'm not too fond of the placement of the horizon line in the first, it is so very much dividing the photo into two halves. I prefer the higher horizon and inclusion of more of that lush green countryside (I'm a sucker for that kind of green, which may well be news to most of you on here!?!?!? ).
Reminds me of these_photos of mine... England, too, of course!