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GUIDE TO THE RIVER TEES

(Newbiggin to Middleton-in-Teesdale)

NAME OF RIVER: Tees

WHERE IS IT?: In Teesdale off the B6277.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: This section joins up the section below Low Force and the race course section.

I've only run it whilst doing the full High Force to Winston Bridge section of the Tees. In theory you could walk down the footpath at Newbiggin (NY914275) and get off at the road bridge in Middleton-in-Teesdale (NY946251).

APPROX LENGTH: 5km

TIME NEEDED: 30mins if not stopping.

ACCESS HASSLES: None experienced.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: HF to LF needs to be running at at least a medium level or this will be scrapey.

GRADING: 1/2

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: None.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a flat, meandering section of the Tees, with no notable features, but pleasant surrounding fields countryside.

OTHER NOTES: I did this with the Burne brothers after summer rain in June 2007. We ran the whole of High Force to Winston bridge in about 5.5 hours without pushing it. A worthwhile paddle if you fancy a long trip. Whether this section is worth it on its own is debatable!

CONTRIBUTED BY: Jim Pullen.