• Kieran Bown

Tees Barrage - The Whitewater Park of the North

Just South of Middlesborough in Stockton-on-Tees is Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, it's a two run course that has a 300m & 100m options.

The Whitewater Centre originally opened in 1995 as part of a work done to modernise the banks of the Tees. It was later upgrade to Olympic standard to increase the local opportunities for participation in whitewater activities in the North East.

Wednesday & Saturdays are Demo days where for a small cost Paddlers can rent a variety of top quality demo boats and take them down the rapids. It's a great opportunity to trial out a few different styles of boats.

For anyone wanting to make a weekend of a trip to the North East there is a Premier Inn hotel located within walking distance of the park that almost turns the Whitewater Centre into a Resort.

Just next door to the Whitewater Centre is the River Tees. It's a great place to sit whilst you have lunch and keep an eye out for the two local populations of Seals.

For anymore information on the Centre or contact information for local instructors that can take you for your first time paddle send us a message.

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