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Tees Lock Booking Information

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From Date:12/12/2022 08:00
To Date:On-going
Type:Booking Information
Is the towpath closed?No


From 1 January 2023, Tees Lock will only be operated in core hours and on a booking system. Bookings for passage are to be made at least 48 hours in advance of passage, though we will accept bookings at shorter notice if we have capacity. Core hours are 7am - 9pm in Summer (British Summer Time) and 8am - 6pm in Winter, 7 days a week

If you arrive a little late, passage would still be permitted, and a vessel would not be left stranded on tidal waters. If we have a team on site and you arrive without a booking, we will endeavour to lock you through. Requests for passage outside the core hours will be considered and with as much notice as possible we will do our best to accommodate all such requests.

As always with the River Tees, passage will also be dependent on river conditions i.e. their being enough water over the cill and downstream flow of less than 120 cumecs. You can view the flows on our web site here CRT MEICA / SCADA (

Please call the Tees Barrage on 01642 633273 between 0800 and 1630 to make a booking for the lock.

Closest waterway:Tees Navigation
Starts at:Barrage Lock
Ends at:Barrage Lock