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

Tue 22 May 2018
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Yoga with Jo andrews

Fri 25 May 2018
A weekly class with Jo Andrews to boost your physical and mental wellbeing in a relaxing environment.

Woodland Explorer Residential

Sat 26 May 2018
An exciting and fun three day residential woodland experience for 8 - 14 yr olds.

Teachers woodland introduction and woodland developers course

Mon 04 Jun 2018
A one day course with Gareth and Ro Thomas of CPD aimed at teachers/group leaders wanting to work with children outdoors. Covering bushcraft skills, firelighting, ideas and inspiration to deepen connection with Nature.

Bowl Carving

Wed 06 Jun 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

Tue 19 Jun 2018
Come and join us at Bushcraft Club in the beautiful woods at Footprint.



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.