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 17 Dec 2018
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Pop up Yin Yoga

Wed 19 Dec 2018
Yin Yoga is a wonderfully slow paced practice, that allows your body to slow down and be still, noticing what your mind and body is telling you.

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.