Following 15 months of being closed off to the public because of Covid restrictions, the very popular area of Río Chillar in Nerja has now been reopened.
The river leads up to Los Cahorros within the Parque Natural de las Sierras Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama.
The Town Hall has long had problems, however, with massification so the flora and fauna during the pandemic has had a rest from human intrusion.
Fortunately, the reopenning of Río Chillar comes after the peak, tourist season, so hopefully the number of visitors won’t be too much of an invasion.
For this reason the Town Hall continues to request that the Junta de Andalucía (under whose authority the area comes) does something to control access.
The Councillor for the Environment, Javier Rodríguez, explained that, as agreed in the last Plenary Meeting of the Town Council, a request for the Junta to regulate access was submitted on the same day as the area was reopenned.
Packaged with the request was a parallel one to obtain the concession of the old hydro-electric station in the area belonging to Endesa, which could be turned into an information office and also be used to control access to the upper river area.
We ran an article on this project, which you can view by following this link.
(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: E. Cabezas)