Portrack Marsh is located in Stockton-on-Tees Borough by the northern bank of the River Tees in County Durham. Situated in the very heart of Teesside, it is the last remaining wetlands on the lower Tees. Portrack Marsh is home to many the wildlife species. May it be amphibians, mammals, insects or wildflowers; you’ll find them in this very marsh. Visitors can explore through the entire marsh by means of surfaced footpaths. Portrack Marsh is the remaining wetland hence making it an important nature reserve. Birds of unique kinds can be seen in different seasons while insects wander over according to their seasons. It is a lovely place to be in-between nature.

Things to do:


The surfacing of the footpaths at Portrack Marsh are amazing for walks or just a stroll. You can observe and explore the reed beds and catch glimpse of the amazing wildlife.


The number of wildlife at Portrack Marsh will surely amaze you. There are 19 different species of butterflies and 12 species of dragonfly. Seals, Stoat and Harvest Mouse on the river by the reserve are a big charm here. You can also enjoy birds like Swans, Redshank, Teal, Tufted Duck, Heron and Black-Headed Gulls. You can go out to the Marsh and catch a glimpse of the wonderful wildlife.

Plant life:

Plants like bee orchid and northern marsh orchid are also available at Portrack. You can explore the reed beds and even go for a picnic if you want.

How to get there:

Portrack Marsh is on the northern bank of the River Tees near the Tees Barrage. The marsh is a 15-minute walk away from Thornaby railway Station. By cycle, you can take the Sustrans National Route 1.


Marston Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2PH, UK