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Visit the National Trust Footprint building (straw bale, cob)
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Visit the National Trust's straw-bale Footprint building & hear how this quirky, handsome centre was constructed
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Standard ticket £ 0.00
September 3rd, 2019 10:30 AM   to   11:30 AM
The National Trust Footprint Building
St. Catherines
Patterdale Road
Windermere, LA23 1NH
United Kingdom
Visit the National Trust Footprint building (straw bale, cob)

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Get behind the scenes at Cumbria's first building constructed using staw-bale walls. The National Trust's Footprint building was completed in 2007 - the first of its kind that the organisation had built anywhere.

It took a whole community, lots of passion and hard work to make it happen.

Located just a short distance from central Windermere, it provides an educational base for people to reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors through the Trust's programme of activities and workshops.

The Footprint is surrounded by meadows, woodland and grazed parkland around St Catherine’s Estate, all teeming with wildlife and wild flowers making it the perfect place to get away from it all.

During our visit we'll hear from the National Trust how the project came about, and the construction techniques used.

Tea and coffee will be available.

This event is offered free of charge thanks to funding from South Lakeland District Council. We're very grateful to the National Trust for hosting us!

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* You can also visit the Footprint building as part of our fantastic Low-Carbon South Lakes bus tour! Find out more 

* If you're interested in straw-bale buildings, visit a new-build home at Brampton. Find out more

* If you're interested in the work of the National Trust, join us on a visit to Sticklebarn in the spectacular Langdale valley for one of our tastiest events - a talk, visit to the hydro scheme and low-carbon buffet! Find out more

This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor:


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Event information
Type Site visit / Tour
Category Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival
Audience Open to all
Topic Building materials, Energy efficiency, Insulation, New-build & retrofit
Funders Electricity North West, South Lakeland District Council
Partners National Trust

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