River Tees

The River Tees is navigable from Worsall Weir to the sea, a total of 24 miles (38.6 km).  There is one lock, at the Tees Barrage.  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.

The maximum size of boat that can navigate throughout the River Tees is
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)



IWA Branch

North Riding

Navigation Authority

(Tees Barage and upstream):
Canal & River Trust
Head Office
First Floor North
Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website

(Below Tees Barrage): PD Ports
17 - 27 Queen's Square, Middlesborough, TS2 1AH
T: 01642 877000
E: enquiries@pdports.co.uk
PD Ports website