Here in the North East of England we like our whitewater courses steep. The Tees Barrage has two sections the Long course and the Short course.
The Short course is often used for ww rescue training with a low flow, but when on full release it creates a superb, but short piece of ww. Conveyer belt access to the top of the course means that multiple runs can be made easily.
The course also has its own paddle sport shop – Northshore Watersports.
Although the course is made from concrete with plastic building blocks creating the features the water is diverted from the River Tees. The colour of the water is created by the high peat content within the water.