MORE than 100 high fliers came to Herefordshire last weekend.

They descended on Kingstone School for the third year in a row for the Herefordshire Kite Festival.

And while most events basked in the glorious weather, the lack of wind posed some problems for the would-be fliers.

But once there was enough breeze, the sky was dominated by a large multi-coloured Manta Ray made in New Zealand by Peter Lynn and flown by Andrew and Kathleen Beattie.

Competitions held over the two days included an altitude sprint - where the fliers have to get as high as possible within a time limit - and Japanese Rokakku battles, where the last kite left in the sky is the winner.

On both days of the festival, which was sponsored by The Spinning Dog Brewery and Herefordshire Council, there were displays of eye-catching Chinese dragon kites.