Walking books throughout Britain, maps, accommodation, walking holidays

Do you attract walkers to your accommodation? If not, would you like to?  If so, would you like to attract more? In either case Bestwalks can help

Bestwalks is the most comprehensive resource on the internet for books on walking throughout the UK and visitor numbers are growing at a steady rate - currently around 1,000 visitors [20,000 hits] per DAY.  What started as a small site to promote my own books on walking has grown into something much more. In particular it offers various other walking related information including a 'PLACES TO STAY' guide comprising hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering and other accommodation specifically aimed at walkers looking to stay in the most popular walking areas.

If you have not already done so, please visit the home page by clicking on this link  www.bestwalks.com  to obtain an overview of the site. Here you will see on the right hand side a panel devoted to ACCOMMODATION. Click on the link for Hotels - B and B - Self Catering -Camping to obtain the menu page from where you can select the location and type of accommodation required. There is also a direct link from individual county/area books pages to the corresponding accommodation page, e.g. www.bestwalks.com/dartmoorbooks.htm has a link to www.bestwalks.com/staydartmoor_sd.htm
The cost of a standard advertisement is 25 pa to include the following features:-
  • Description, telephone contact and charges [latter omitted if required]
  • Thumbnail colour photograph which can be clicked to show the full size version
  • Hyperlink to your own website or page on a tourist information site. This will contain a tracking code which will enable us to monitor the number of click-throughs from the advert to your website.
    Additional features can be added such as a link to Bing Maps location plan (small additional cost applies) and page on Trip Advisor or similar site (free).

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     Lying amidst the beautiful southern area of the Peak District our 5 luxury cottages are set in 35 acres of grounds surrounded by spectacular countryside with open views. All have individual character and are fitted/equipped to a very high standard. Most have a private garden with patio, picnic table and barbecue. Small shop and laundry room. Charming village inn. Pets welcome.
    Sleeping 2-34 (in combination) Prices from 225 p w. Short breaks, special & last minute offers.
    Visit website: www.paddockhousefarm.co.uk for full details


For the slightly higher cost of 40 per annum a 'Premier advert' will guarantee placement above all other types of advert on the appropriate page and will include an enhanced description, 2 photos, company logo if required plus an eye-catching design. See example below. Again, the number of click-throughs will be monitored. Listings will be in order of receipt but, where there are sufficient premier adverts on a page, they will be rotated on a monthly basis.

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Tel: 01423 711374


Roslyn House

 With a welcoming warmth and beautiful surroundings, you can be sure that your stay at Roslyn House will be a relaxing, comfortable and pleasurable break. Located in the centre of Pateley Bridge, an all-year round centre for walkers on the acclaimed Nidderdale Way, it has a pleasant lounge, an attractive dining room and 6 well appointed en-suite bedrooms. Twins, double and family rooms available with eye-catching views over the Dales.
We place great emphasis on a warm welcome, good food and first class service.
Wide choice of delicious breakfasts, drying room and ironing facilities, pack-horse service for walkers on the Nidderdale Way. Groups welcome.

B and B from 34 pppn. Discount for 4 or more nights. Seasonal offers.
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The key benefits of advertising on Bestwalks are :-
  1. It is far cheaper than most other media, yet still gets results because it is highly targeted towards people who visit those areas featured for a specific purpose, i.e. walking.
  2. Bestwalks has a high Search Engine ranking for walking related keywords. As an example, search on Google UK for 'walking powys' and Bestwalks is No 7 on a list of almost 1 million.*. The accommodation pages themselves are also showing high in the rankings - if you search for 'b and b forest of dean' on Google then Bestwalks is No 16 on a list of over 7 million (a crazy number but that what it says!).*
  3. It is supported by off-line advertising in walking magazines to further increase awareness.
The site is run by myself and a partner with the aim of providing a useful facility for walkers and, in doing so, recover some of my costs through reasonably priced, targeted, advertising. You will, therefore, receive prompt and personal attention.
To proceed with an advertisement simply email me roger@bestwalks.com  with the address of your website.  I will then construct an advertisement immediately and invoice you once it has gone online [you will have an opportunity to make any appropriate amendments].  If you have specific wording you would like included please put this in the message and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I do understand that not everyone is a technophile!
 *Actual examples Sept 2014. Ranking positions are liable to periodic change. 


Advertising opportunities are available for advertising on most pages (including the Homepage), subject to approval of the subject matter. These can range from simple text links to banners. Articles or 'Advertorials' will also be considered.

Please contact us on the email address specified above with details of your requirements and we will let you have a quotation.