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Tees Barrage & Stockton

If you enjoy watching or doing watersports a visit to Tees Barrage is a must! If it's on water, you can do it here: windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing, rowing, angling - even powerboat racing and white water rafting. Completion of the Tees Barrage in 1995 limited the Tees' tidal reach, and created an exciting new wetland sports and leisure area for Teeside upstream. The barrage itself is an impressive structure and includes a fish-pass (with viewing area), navigation lock and canoe slalom.

General information

Address: Tees Barrage Way,Tees Barrage,Stockton on Tees,TS18 2QW

Visit time: 3hrs - 4hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a large free car park

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

Watch or take part in rafting, kayaking and canoeing on this Olympic standard course.

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Canoeing


Tees Barrage International White Water Centre

Spot a boat

All sorts of powered and unpowered boats to see


Boat trips

Picnic spot

There is a good grassy area for a picnic

Lots of birds and there's a really good chance you'll get to spot a seal!