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River Tees

The River Tees is navigable from Worsall Weir to the North Sea.

Things to do nearby

Facts & Stats

26.7 miles

(43 km)

The length of the River Tees that is navigable.

1 lock

The Tees Barrage

The Tees has brought prosperity to the local towns of Yarm, Middlesborough and Stockton. The Tees Barrage, built in 1995, has created 11 miles of non-tidal navigation up to Worsall.

Waterway notes

Maximum boat sizes

  • Length: 82′ (25.0 metres) – Tees Barrage
  • Beam: 20′ (6.0 metres) – Tees Barrage
  • Height: 17′ 8″ (5.4 metres)
  • Draught: 8′ 2″ (2.5 metres)

Useful Info

The Barrage and the river upstream is managed by Canal & River Trust. The river below the Barrage is tidal and is managed by PD Ports, successors to the Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority. PD Ports do not encourage navigation by recreational vessels, and charge for use of the tidal river.