Come fly your kite on Bembridge and Culver Downs
It is often nice and windy on top of Bembridge and Culver Downs on the Isle of Wight – which is good news for kite fliers...
- Make sure there is plenty of room around you in case your kite somehow goes out of control
- Keep well away from steep slopes in case you forget where you are as you control your kite
- Be careful of animals, they can easily be frightened by flying kites
- Keep away from aerials and overhead power or telephone lines Keep an eye open for people flying radio-controlled model aircraft
- Never fly kites in wet or stormy weather, because electricity can build up and flow down the line
There was a maximum flying height rule of 30m at the festival, because of the local gliding club. Kite-making workshops were held and there were displays from professional kite artists, but there was a dedicated area for people to fly their own kites too so there was something for everyone.