Once, I had a dream...

Once, I had a dream...

Post by Andrew Beatti » Sun, 29 Jul 2001 03:44:42


Once, I had a dream of a perfect kite flying site:

 - A park where fliers (single line, sport and traction)
   are not merely tolerated but made welcome.

 - Wide open space, without trees, open to the wind.

 - Grass underfoot, not dirt or sand.

 - Flat room to buggy, but a slope to play on too.  Plenty of
   room (and attitude) for single line and sport fliers.

 - A lake to kitesurf, with grass banks, not trees or bushes.

 - Resident flier to look after visitors.

 - Shop on hand with everything you might need, and the opportunity
   to try out the latest kit.

 - Somewhere to eat and drink in the same field, not over the road.

Yesterday, that dream came true, when I visited a new site near
J5 on the M3.  The resident flier is John Eaton,
the location is just *beautiful*, a few miles north of Worcester on
the A443, between Hallow and Holt Heath (look for the flags by the
lake).  They are still fitting out the shop - don't miss the
opening event on 1/2 September - the weekend now free because
Bristol is off.

Note that 1/2 Sept is a full kite event - not just traction.

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Once, I had a dream...

Post by Felix Mottr » Sun, 29 Jul 2001 05:38:36


Quote:

>Once, I had a dream of a perfect kite flying site:

But Andrew, are the dream team invited ;-)  What festival would be complete
without The Decorators.  We might even be able to persuade Jacob to attend.

Most of them are in Knokke this weekend.  I am saving myself for a personal
visit to WSIKF:-)

Best wishes to all

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Once, I had a dream...

Post by Paul Collin » Sun, 29 Jul 2001 15:31:21

Andrew

don't you mean J6 of the M5 ?

I go to the trading estate behind this site most days, it does look very
good.

Paul
www.sportkites.co.uk


Quote:
> Once, I had a dream of a perfect kite flying site:

>  - A park where fliers (single line, sport and traction)
>    are not merely tolerated but made welcome.

>  - Wide open space, without trees, open to the wind.

>  - Grass underfoot, not dirt or sand.

>  - Flat room to buggy, but a slope to play on too.  Plenty of
>    room (and attitude) for single line and sport fliers.

>  - A lake to kitesurf, with grass banks, not trees or bushes.

>  - Resident flier to look after visitors.

>  - Shop on hand with everything you might need, and the opportunity
>    to try out the latest kit.

>  - Somewhere to eat and drink in the same field, not over the road.

> Yesterday, that dream came true, when I visited a new site near
> J5 on the M3.  The resident flier is John Eaton,
> the location is just *beautiful*, a few miles north of Worcester on
> the A443, between Hallow and Holt Heath (look for the flags by the
> lake).  They are still fitting out the shop - don't miss the
> opening event on 1/2 September - the weekend now free because
> Bristol is off.

> Note that 1/2 Sept is a full kite event - not just traction.

> --
> Andrew Beattie

> The LAZIEST way to find kite pages ---------> http://www.kitez.com/
> ********** Win a T-shirt at http://www.kitez.com/tshirt.html **********
> My own stuff (Shona, Chevron, Veronica) ----> http://www.tug.com/
> Resources for rec.kites --------------------> http://www.reckites.com/
> Friendly, flexible host for your net stuff -> http://www.ourshack.com/

> kite, n: A piece of negotiable paper representing a fictitious
> financial transaction and used temporarily to sustain credit or
> raise money.


 
 
 

Once, I had a dream...

Post by Andrew Beatti » Sun, 29 Jul 2001 16:12:21

Quote:

> Andrew

> don't you mean J6 of the M5 ?

> I go to the trading estate behind this site most days, it does look very
> good.

J5 (Droitwich), J6 or J7 (Worcester), they are all close together.
Without the advantage of local knowledge, I would have chosen
J5 or J7.

There is, indeed, a trading estate (Top Barn?) in converted farm
buildings behind the site, also a organic farm shop.

I wanna live in Worcester... :-)

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Once, I had a dream...

Post by Richard Nours » Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:33:23

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.....
send me a site report of this Paradise on Earth
(a blank report form may be found on my website)

panting with anticipation....
***y
--
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Once, I had a dream...

Post by Paul Collin » Mon, 30 Jul 2001 01:10:43

Dicky

I haven't flown there yet, but I can give good directions to it!

M5 jcn6 take A449 towards Kidderminster. Right at roundabout (still heading
towards Kiddy) A couple of miles take the junction signposted to
Droitwich/Tenbury/Ombersley. Left at roundabout. Over the river (good pub on
left) into Holt Heath, next left then next left (A443 heading to Worcester).

The lake is about a mile on your left with the entrance immediately after
the lake, signposted to "Top Barn".

The area looks as though it will have smooth winds.

Even from the south, it would be better to take this route rather than
through Worcester City Centre (especially when the river floods!).

S'funny, I've been wondering for years why they don't kitesurf there :-)

Paul
www.sportkites.co.uk


Quote:
> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.....
> send me a site report of this Paradise on Earth
> (a blank report form may be found on my website)

> panting with anticipation....
>***y
> --
> ----- Poole Kite Fliers from Dorset (UK South Coast) -----
> THE Database of UK Kite-flying sites - FREE LISTING
> P.K.F. Home Page = http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Once, I had a dream...

Post by The Puppet Kite Ki » Sun, 29 Jul 2001 18:54:42


Quote:
>***y

> I haven't flown there yet, but I can give good directions to it!

> M5 jcn6 take A449 towards Kidderminster. Right at roundabout (still
heading
> towards Kiddy) A couple of miles take the junction signposted to
> Droitwich/Tenbury/Ombersley. Left at roundabout. Over the river (good pub
on
> left) into Holt Heath, next left then next left (A443 heading to

Worcester).

http://SportToday.org/
eight=400&client=M6&db=&scale=100000&coordsys=gb&overviewmap=&X=385000&Y=260
000&multimap.x=262&multimap.y=184

(from http://SportToday.org/)

*just trying to help :-)

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-----------------------------
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Once, I had a dream...

Post by Markus Karjalaine » Mon, 30 Jul 2001 05:31:40

Quote:
> Once, I had a dream of a perfect kite flying site:
<superlatives>
> Yesterday, that dream came true, when I visited a new site near

There should be a law against posts like this. Really. Do***off.
*distant grumble from kiteflier's hell, Helsinki Finland, where there is
simply not a single good place to fly. bleh*

;)

Markus

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+358-50-336 3686

 
 
 

Once, I had a dream...

Post by Chris Eilbec » Tue, 31 Jul 2001 01:51:41

Quote:

> Andrew

> don't you mean J6 of the M5 ?

> I go to the trading estate behind this site most days, it does look
> very good.

Time to start co-ordinating your trips there with your lunchbreaks?

John's place is excellent.  I'm certainly looking forward to this
weekend.

Chris
--

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UKRA #1108 Level 1                                                   BSMR

 
 
 

Once, I had a dream...

Post by Paul Collin » Tue, 31 Jul 2001 03:27:39

Wots a "LunchBreak"? :-)

Paul
www.sportkites.co.uk


Quote:

> > Andrew

> > don't you mean J6 of the M5 ?

> > I go to the trading estate behind this site most days, it does look
> > very good.

> Time to start co-ordinating your trips there with your lunchbreaks?

> John's place is excellent.  I'm certainly looking forward to this
> weekend.

> Chris
> --

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> UKRA #1108 Level 1                                                   BSMR

 
 
 

Once, I had a dream...

Post by Jo » Tue, 31 Jul 2001 06:22:08

The buggying field was quite bumpy when I went up to the site a couple
of weeks ago, but this apparently is going to be sorted out.

Also apart from the above dates there is daily charge to use this
field, which most of the 'local' buggiers feel is a bit high for
anyone who wants to use the site on a regular basis. Still this unique
site deserves all the support it can get, and hopefully prices will
drop.

Jon.

 
 
 

Once, I had a dream...

Post by Andrew Beatti » Thu, 02 Aug 2001 06:03:33

Quote:

> The buggying field was quite bumpy when I went up to the site a couple
> of weeks ago, but this apparently is going to be sorted out.

Yes.  I dropped by on Saturday and they had a *huge* vibrating roller
(sort of thing you would expect to see on a motorway construction
site) for making the field un-bumpy.  They are also going to make the
transition from field to slope nice and smooth, to make it more fun
to play on.

Quote:
> Also apart from the above dates there is daily charge to use this
> field, which most of the 'local' buggiers feel is a bit high for
> anyone who wants to use the site on a regular basis.

Yep.  They are trying to make a (meagre) living from it but if
you're regular, then I think they do a good membership deal.

--
Andrew Beattie

The LAZIEST way to find kite pages ---------> http://www.kitez.com/
********** Win a T-shirt at http://www.kitez.com/tshirt.html **********
My own stuff (Shona, Chevron, Veronica) ----> http://www.tug.com/
Resources for rec.kites --------------------> http://www.reckites.com/
Friendly, flexible host for your net stuff -> http://www.ourshack.com/

kite, n: A piece of negotiable paper representing a fictitious
financial transaction and used temporarily to sustain credit or
raise money.