Footprint

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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

Singing in harmony workshop

Sat 30 Sep 2017
10:30-16:00
Singing with others is an exhilarating and liberating experience and it's one that everybody can enjoy. If you've never sung anywhere but in the privacy of your own bathroom, then this approach makes the joy of singing with others easily accessible.

Bowl Carving

Sat 14 Oct 2017
09:00-17:00
Come and spend a wonderful day at the Footprint with Gareth Thomas hand carving a beautiful bowl, or kneading trough, out of local greenwood.

Rustic Bench and Stool Making

Sat 11 Nov 2017
09:00-18:00
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.

Spoon Carving at the Footprint

Sat 02 Dec 2017
09:00-17:00
Come along to the Footprint building and learn to carve a spoon out of greenwood.
Footprint

History

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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.