Things to see and do


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 27 Sep 2016
Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people. Everyone welcome from complete beginners to experienced Yogis and Yoginis.

Pilates with Libby Dixon

Thu 29 Sep 2016
Be supple and strong in 2016 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance.

Music Soup

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Music Soup: Soup is the new Jam! Guided group improvisation for all abilities using the wonderful 'Lifemusic' approach.

Lightbringer Flower Essences with Rachel Singleton

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Within us all is the call and answer of our spiritual evolving - a living dialogue between ourselves, our environment and context. As situations and stresses from outside bring us change and challenge, we are called to step up and answer this.

Family Bushcraft Camping Course

Sat 01 Oct 2016
Two days of fun and memorable experiences. Learn effective fire-lighting and bushcraft skills, build and sleep in your own shelter, greenwood carving skills, campfire cooking, nature walk and storytelling.

Bowl Carving

Wed 05 Oct 2016
Come and spend a wonderful day at the Footprint with Gareth Thomas hand carving a beautiful 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.