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White water canoeing

The River Tees offers great variety of water for canoeists and kayakers with stretchers from beginner level to grade IV rapids and falls. 

Permits are required for access between Middleton-in-Teesdale and High Force Waterfall.  Access downstream of Middleton-in-Teesdale, either at Middleton road bridge or at Cotherstone Village, is by informal agreement between the last weekend in October and the last weekend in March. 

Accommodation for canoeists and kayakers can be found at The Kingsway Centre in Middleton in Teesdale, they also have qualified guides and offer experience days in a wide variety of activities.