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

Pilates with Libby Dixon

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Be supple and strong in 2019 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance.

Yoga with Carly Harding

Fri 26 Apr 2019
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment.

Yoga and mindfulness for kids with Jo Andrews

Fri 26 Apr 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 26 Apr 2019
A weekly class with Jo Andrews to boost your physical and mental wellbeing in a relaxing environment.

Drawn to Nature - Sculpture

Mon 29 Apr 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.

Woodland photography

Mon 29 Apr 2019
Improve your camera skills and capture the beauty of the woodlands on this four week photography course.



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.