YOUNGSTERS were left upset and disappointed when they were banned from flying their birthday kite on Castle Hill.
Honley youngsters Toby Mellor, aged nine, and six-year-old twins Max and Ellie saved birthday cash to buy the toy.
But when they and mum Samantha went to fly the kite a Kirklees Council ranger told them: No kites allowed!
Toby said: "We were told the kite could become tangled in power cables in the surrounding fields.
"But as we are only learning how to fly our kite there, we had little chance of getting the kite up into the air, never mind it being tangled in cables."
Dad David Mellor, of Helston Grove, Honley, said: "My wife said she didn't see any signs saying people shouldn't fly kites at Castle Hill."
"Every night you see people there flying kites. I used to fly kites there as a boy. It's a tradition and it's a shame if someone is saying it's not allowed.
"If that's what they think they should close access to Castle Hill altogether."
In 1983, Kirklees jointly organised the first-ever Kirklees Kite Day at Castle Hill, with hundreds of people taking part.
A Kirklees spokeswoman said: "There has been a sign at Castle Hill for 20 years, asking visitors not to fly kites because of the close proximity of high-voltage power lines."
There is a sign on the Victoria Tower warning about kite-flying.
Three new signs have been put up on a path above Lumb Lane. There are no signs on the Almondbury side of the hill.