Footprint

Footprint

Things to see and do

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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.

Footprint

What's on

Upcoming events

Woodmatters Bowl Carving

Wed 15 Jun 2022
09:00-17:00
Bowl Carving 15 June Hand carve your own trough bowl from greenwood, using axes, draw knives, gouges and adzes. A busy day will be rewarded when your creation takes pride of place in your kitchen. Price: £65 including materials Times: 9 – 5 pm...

Woodmatters Bench Making

Wed 13 Jul 2022
09:00-18:00
Make a rustic greenwood bench or simple stool using hand tools. Learn how to use axes, draw knives and hand angers to split and shape ash wood for the legs and drill your own plank top before using oak wedges to assemble your bench. Your...

Woodmatters Scandinavian Shrink Bowl Carving

Fri 15 Jul 2022
09:00-17:00
Create beautiful functional pots from greenwood, using the shrinkage of the tree as it dries out to create a sealed pot. Price: £65 including materials Times: 9 – 5 pm Venue: Footprint Contact: Ro Thomas 07580 042 183 garethandro@...

Woodmatters Make Your Own Shave Horse Evening

Fri 15 Jul 2022
17:30-21:30
Make your own shave horse in an evening! The shave horse is a wonderfully versatile piece of equipment for working in greenwood, it is used to grip the length of wood you are working on and hold it steady, to enable you to shape the wood, using...
Footprint

History

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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.