Hey Batman have you tried the Skyrim Creatures Alive mod? It's my new favourite... it keeps the wilderness spawns themed by region but it unlevels them. The most powerful spawns are very low probability but potentially you can meet them anywhere! I can fully attest that it removes the lack of fear you normally have while wondering and my new character has had to run for his life on a few occasions!
(By the way I realise this is the worst kind of addiction support but it's really worth trying!!!)
Playing: Path of Exile, Binding of Isaac, Age of Wonders 3.