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 19 Feb 2019
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Yoga and mindfulness for kids with Jo Andrews

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Yoga for kids is a time to reflect on what's important, what matters and how special their uniqueness is while listening to music we love.

Yoga with Jo Andrews

Fri 22 Feb 2019
A weekly class with Jo Andrews to boost your physical and mental wellbeing in a relaxing environment.

Drawn to nature

Mon 25 Feb 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.

Rustic Bench and Stool Making

Wed 27 Feb 2019
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.

Bowl Carving

Sun 03 Mar 2019
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.



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.