OBOWO LANDMARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
ISHI-IYI UMOKORO UMARIAM HIKING TRAIL & SPRING WATER FALLS
Pictures arranged by Monica Udo-Ndon (UCC IT in-residence)
Uhuri Cultural Centre Obowo has begun identifying potential natural hiking landscapes about to be lost to development and urbanization in OBOWO. So we went all out with ISHI-IYI spring water falls in Umuokoro Umuariam valley.
It is unique among OBOWO natural water resources for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that ISHI-IYI Umuokoro includes working farms within the water fall’s boundaries. Much of the area’s land had been, or is in danger of becoming developed, with historic cliffs lost as the depth of the water fall keeps shrinking.
Children and community members still come to it to hike on its trails, play and to fetch much-deserved spring water. The farms are some of the most fertile parcels in the community. Please enjoy what we saw in these pictures.