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 19 Nov 2018
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Pilates with Libby Dixon

Thu 22 Nov 2018
Be supple and strong in 2018 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance.

Yoga with Jo Andrews

Fri 23 Nov 2018
A weekly class with Jo Andrews to boost your physical and mental wellbeing in a relaxing environment.

Spoon Carving at the Footprint

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Come to a day at the Footprint and learn to carve a spoon out of greenwood.

Bowl Carving

Wed 05 Dec 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.

Drawn to nature

Mon 14 Jan 2019
A chance to develop your observational skills through drawing, painting & printing the winter landscape. Start to see the true beauty of natural forms in the woodlands and stunning surroundings.



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.