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.
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
Watch or take part in rafting, kayaking and canoeing on this Olympic standard course.
Tees Barrage International White Water Centre
All sorts of powered and unpowered boats to see
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!