Oshie Ridge

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Oshie Ridge
Oshie Ridge is located in Nigeria
Oshie Ridge
Oshie Ridge
Location of Oshie Ridge in Nigeria (near the border with Cameroon)
Highest point
Elevation1,716 m (5,630 ft)
Coordinates6°21′N 9°20′E / 6.350°N 9.333°E / 6.350; 9.333Coordinates: 6°21′N 9°20′E / 6.350°N 9.333°E / 6.350; 9.333

Oshie Ridge is found in Obanliku Local Government of Cross River State in Nigeria.The ridge is about 1,716 metres or 5,630 feet high above sealevel. The word Oshie or Ushie denotes justice in the various languages spoken by the former and current inhabitants of the Oshie ridge. In fact, the name Oshie also spelt Ushie, is a popular male name for the Bekwarra, Obudu and Obanliku people.

Oshie Ridge is one of the two ridges making the Sankwala Mountains with the other ridge known as Sankwala.[1]

The Oshie Plateau[edit]

Oshie Ridge has a relatively flat top, forming a plateau on the ridge. The plateau is known as the Obudu Plateau.

The Plateau has a ranch developed on it by three Scottish ranchers named McCaughley, Hugh Jones and Crawfeild in 1951, after McCaughley first explored the sankwala mountain ranges in 1949 and invited his remaining two fellow ranchers Hugh Jones and Crawfeild to develop the ranch.[2] The ranch contains cattle and is popularly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch.[3][4]

See also[edit]

Sankwala Mountains

Obudu Cattle Ranch


  1. ^ http://www.aplori.org/msc_imong.pdf The picture of Sankwala and Oshie ridge with obudu plateau on it
  2. ^ Come Visit Obudu – Obudu Forum. TripAdvisor (2011-03-27). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ http://gattogialloshots.blogspot.com/2008/11/arrival-to-obudu-cattle-ranch.html
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2009-12-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)