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Youths In Accra Finds Interest In Hiking Amidst Pandemic

Hiking is one of the sports done by adventurous people. The nature of the sport has made it seem like only special people could hike.

This sport comes with great health benefits but does not get much attention in Ghana. Sportsmen do hiking as exercise or for the fun of it. Many people are focused on different spheres of life and only a few people know or do hiking. Most Ghanaian youths prefer to watch others hike as they watch it on TV or online. The pandemic brought a shock.

After the partial lockdown ban was lifted in Ghana, a new trend began. The boring lockdown has risen the interest of the youth in hiking. Considering the health benefits and the fun side of it. Gradually it is becoming the new normal in the North-eastern part of Greater Accra. Though the idea of hiking is new to people, they are dancing to the tune.

Families are seen on weekends hiking on the Akuampem-Togo Range. The main hiking route passes through the forest areas of Dodowa. The main target is to explore the forest reserve on the mountains and valleys. The final destination of the tough and stressing journey is the Chenku Cascade.

The hiking trails are fun-loving. It is full of tamarind and berries. The sounds of singing birds make the journey interesting. On a lucky day, one may see different types of lizards. Sometimes you may have the chance to see monkeys playing in the jungle. Seeing the mini waterfall will make you forget the stress involved in the hike.

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Written by Albert O. Adormson

I am an actor, tourist, Pan-Africanist and writer. My journey of content creation began in Junior High School. I began writing officially after Senior High School. Writing is still my love.


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