Address: Tees Barrage Way, Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2QW View on Google map
Opening times: Towpath and walkway open every day
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Sitting on our most northly river, the River Tees, is our own angelic attraction – the Tees Barrage. We know what you’re thinking – it’s an impressive civil engineering project but what makes it a great day out?
While its vital statistics are indeed incredible - £55 million to build, 70 metres wide, 50 tonne fish belly gates holding back the tide – to name but a few. It’s what the barrage has created that is truly inspiring and well worth a visit. Olympic standard water courses, wildlife habitats, a rediscovered heritage and a rejuvenated community all start their stories around our Tees Barrage.
Did we mention watersports? If it's on water, you can do it at Tees: windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing, rowing, angling - even powerboat racing and white water rafting.
Places to eat:
There is a good grassy area for a picnic
While there's plenty of places to spot swans, ducks, as well as our new wildlife garden, at Tees you can see something alittle more ocean-going. Seals, and sometimes, whales swim up river to the barrage!
By car - There is a large free car park along navigation way. You can also park at the Tees Barrage International White Water Cente
By train - Thornaby Station is the nearest at a 10 to 15 minute walk away
By cycle or foot - there are some brilliant cycling and walking routes and path all around and across the barrage. You can find more information and maps about walking in the Stockton area, on the council website