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 25 Jun 2019
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Spoon Carving at the Footprint

Wed 26 Jun 2019
Make your own fully functional wooden spoon out of greenwood on a day with Woodmatters.

Pilates with Libby Dixon

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Be supple and strong in 2019 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance.

Yoga and mindfulness for kids with Jo Andrews

Fri 28 Jun 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.

Positive posture class

Fri 28 Jun 2019
Straighten up to strengthen up. If you think that you could improve your posture, and are looking to increase your sense of wellbeing and balance, this is the right class for you.

Drawn to Nature - Sculpture

Mon 01 Jul 2019
On this 8 week course with Amy Williams, you'll be able to discover the creative possibilities of making art and craft in the natural environment, using natural materials such as willow, wool, feathers and clay.



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.