Welcome to Footprint

Footprint is a truly inspirational place, where we invite people to step away from their busy lives, spend time outdoors and learn something new.

Upcoming events

Pilates with Libby Dixon

Thu 22 Aug 2019
Be supple and strong in 2019 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance.

Yoga with Carly Harding

Fri 23 Aug 2019
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Positive posture class

Fri 23 Aug 2019
Straighten up to strengthen up. If you think that you could improve your posture, and are looking to increase your sense of wellbeing and balance, this is the right class for you.

Rustic Bench and Stool Making

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Create a rustic greenwood bench or stool using hand tools. Your bench will be ready to take home at the end of the day, and will look fantastic indoors or out.

Coming to your senses - a day of mindfulness

Sun 13 Oct 2019
Take a day out to unplug and support your wellbeing through a range of mindful practices, both indoors and out in the local woodland.



Building the Footprint

Almost 10 years ago, in June 2007 the construction of the Footprint building was completed. It was the first building in Cumbria to be constructed with straw bale walls, and the first of its kind built anywhere by the National Trust. It took a whole community, lots of passion and hard work to make it happen. Here's a time-lapse of the build.

The Footprint Building in Windermere Cumbria

Our first straw bale building 

A bit more detail on the beginnings of the Footprint.