Pony Treking, to JCB Operating and Much More!

What better way is there to take in the fabulous views of the Lake Disrrict than to go Horse Riding?


Whether it be Pony Treking, Accompanied Private Rides, Riding Breaks or you just need to get a start by having a few lessons, this is the perfect place to start.


We have a couple of nearby equine centres, who have horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities.




Sockbridge Pony Treking Centre

With over 50 years experience, this family Treking Centre is open seven days a week, and all through the seasons.  They have a range of ponies such as the smaller Welsh Mountain Ponies, right through to the ranks to the Thoroughbreds, but all of them are extremely reliable.


They have 1 hour and 2 hour treks, also half hour treks for younger children.


Telephone: 01768 863468

Mobile: 07868 996287


Rookin House Activity Centre

Established for over 20 years, Rookin House has over 35 well mannered and willing horses to suit all types of riders, fom complete beginers to the more experienced.


Their horses and ponies range from the steady 13.2hh Native Breeds to the more forward going 16.0hh warm bloods.


The rides cover farmland, forrestry, bridle ways and country lanes.  Routes are subject to ground conditions, but all offer glorious views of the surrounding fells.


Accompanied "Private Rides" are available for individuals as well as groups - subject to an aditional charge, ideal for riders who want a faster pace, or the more nervous rider who preders individualo attention.


Group or private riding lessons are available in Show Jumping and Flat Work - all ages and abilities (from 6 yrs) welcome.



Rookin House Activity Centre also offer:

Quad Bike Treks and Challenges

Mudtrax Vehicles

Go Kart Rally Cross

Cub Karts

JCB Operating

Stalwart Army Truck Driving

Argo Cat & Offroad Experience

Dakar 4x4 Driving with a Difference

Group Activities - Reverse Steer, Blindfold Driving, Power Turn and Video Navigation

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Air Rifle Shooting


Rainbow Trout Fishing

Human Bowling

Group Activities include - Wet n' Wild, Assault Course, Zip Wire and Paint Balling


Telephone: 01768 483561


Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of

Stafford House",

However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges



"Roadbase 2017" After hatching a plan to Motorcycle the length and breadth of the country raising money for "The Air Abulance"  Dave Ascough and Daren Cox rested their weary bodies with us here at Stafford House on Sunday 17th September 2017.


(Please note that it isn't Dave & Darren on the above picture, but Dave's wife Sam on the left, and myself on the right!


Please click here to go to the "News Section" where you can read more, and ride with them on their adventure! 


"The Wigton & District Flower Club" visit the Garden!


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We are proud to announce that we have just been awarded yet another Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor for 2017


Check out the "Homes" section of the Cumberland News dated Friday 30th June 2017.

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We have just received the prestigious "Stellar Stays" award from HotelsCombined.  See our Awards page for more information.

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