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High as a kite!

On 2 Nov 2013 at 12:36pm Mary j wrote:
If any one knows a loval flying spor or a suitanly sized public field that hasnt got tall trees surrounding it please let me know asap. I miss my kite flying and today is purfect
On 2 Nov 2013 at 12:47pm Rods Tiger wrote:
Mount Caburn is my favourite, but you can also try beaches, Cuckmere Haven, Stanmer Park, Firle Beacon or even Convent Field if it's not being used for sport.
On 2 Nov 2013 at 1:45pm Mary j wrote:
Thats a nice list of places il have t go check out. Thanx alot
On 2 Nov 2013 at 1:49pm Mary j wrote:
I had a quick look there all a bit far, if im travaling il go to sussex downs i wa looking for somewhere a bit closer to lewes so i could go have a quick half an hour or so. Know any where more local pal?
On 2 Nov 2013 at 2:49pm G wrote:
Depends on what kite your looking to fly, but the grange is always a good setting! if not convent fields.
On 2 Nov 2013 at 2:56pm Rods Tiger wrote:
Yep, if I wanted to stay in Lewes I'd use The Convent Field (behind the Dripping Pan) or go up towards the race course.
On 2 Nov 2013 at 4:24pm Mary j wrote:
Its just a 3.5m power kite no baoard or owt. Wel thanx alot guys il go give it a try.
On 2 Nov 2013 at 6:33pm Runt wrote:
Top of the Castle
On 2 Nov 2013 at 8:03pm Mary j wrote:
Yea the field behind the football ground looks pretty good. Dunno about on top of the castle tho looks a bit small n i recon it might be busy up there. Worth a closer look. Cant find a the race course tho. Should keeping me going for a wile. Thanks again.
On 3 Nov 2013 at 8:57am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
There are several ways of getting to the field next to the race course:
up to the brow of the hill on Nevill Road and up the "motor road", the field is to your left just past the allotments
up Spital Road, cross over at the prison and go up the track behind the prison, keep going right and uphill and you will see the gate, the path runs alongside the gallops that are part of the old race course

from the access point in Firle Crescent, there are steps up between about numbers 8 and 10 or poss 10 & 12
It is a perfect field for kite flying, plus you get really nice views from the top
On 3 Nov 2013 at 9:33am Mary j wrote:
Thank you very much annette i couldn't of asked for a better description, ur a star! bit too waindy today but il have a ride down n check it out.
On 3 Nov 2013 at 4:41pm huw wrote:
If you're trying to stick up a power quite I wouldn't go up onto the Downs, I've done that, and whilst it can be fun the opportunities to take off and go careering down the slopes are a bit too frequent.
The Convent field can be ok, depending on type of kite. The trees can kill off the wind in some areas making the wind window you have quite a bit smaller (no low loops to really get some pace).
I must admit I haven't looked too much but am yet to find a decent place to fly my kite around here. I always found sandy beached to be the ideal place to let loose and they're few and far between in Sussex.
If you do find somewhere worthwhile please let me know as I'd love to dust off my old Flexifoil
On 3 Nov 2013 at 9:18pm Mary j wrote:
I used to go up to the downs every day (weather permitting) and I never had an issue with it been dangerous or been lifted. Sometimes id be 10m from the cliff at beachey head and feel fully in control. Wel I went to look at the field Annette suggest at the back of the prison and that seems the best one so far. No trees plenty of wind and a good sized smooth field. Dunno when im going t go but il let u know how it is. Could maybe meet u there one day if ur up for it.
On 4 Nov 2013 at 11:22am Boom Town wrote:
Mary J - you are actually talking about an actual Kite right? With a user name like Mary J and a title, High as a Kite - could get a little confusing!
On 6 Nov 2013 at 7:09pm Good old mary wrote:
I am on about a kite yes but if ur offering any other help im all ears. Not been here long n had no joy in locating a source.

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