Nerja council Environment Councillor, Nieves Atencia, has reported that the Andalucian regional government has installed the barrier preventing vehicle access to the Rio Chillar at Los Cahorros.

In July Nerja council announced they were going to make changes to the access to the very popular walk along the Rio Chillar in order to reduce the congestion. The walk is one of the most popular summer excursions in Nerja, starting in an area known as Los Cahorros. However, this walk has become a victim of its own success, with too many people going there and too many cars trying to park at the entrance, especially on summer weekends. Visitors have also been failing to respect the natural environment, dumping their rubbish (including their water sodden shoes) as they go.

The council have now made the changes they announced and have made it illegal to park on any of the access roads to the quarry car parking area, made the access roads no entry and provided a free car park on Calle del Mirto.

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