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

Yoga with Carly Harding

Mon 23 Apr 2018
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Bowl Carving

Wed 25 Apr 2018
Come and spend a wonderful day at the Footprint with Gareth and Ro Thomas hand carving your own bowl, or kneading trough, out of local greenwood.

Bushcraft Club

Sat 12 May 2018
Come and join us at Bushcraft Club in the beautiful woods at Footprint.

Adult Hammock Camp with Yoga

Sat 12 May 2018
An eclectic 2 days of woodland camping in hammocks and cooking on the fire, with yoga, bushcraft, mindfulness and spoon carving. All set in the beautiful and relaxing Footprint woodland.

Rustic Bench and Stool Making

Wed 16 May 2018
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.

Family Bushcraft Camp

Sat 19 May 2018
Two days of fun and memorable experiences. Learn effective fire-lighting and bushcraft skills, build and sleep in your own shelter, greenwood carving skills, campfire cooking, nature walk and storytelling.



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.