Famous Chillar River walk near Nerja closed due to fire risk

by Lorraine Williamson
Chillar River walk

NERJA – The municipality of Nerja (Malaga) has temporarily closed access to the Chillar River from Thursday, August 10th, as a precautionary measure in response to the high risk of wildfires in the region. 

The city council bases this measure on various reports from organisations such as Seprona, the Fire Brigade of the province of Málaga, and Civil Protection. These services all point to the extreme danger of fires in the area due to high temperatures. Moreover, that risk is further increased by the large number of tourists who want to walk through the river daily. 

Safety of residents and visitors a priority 

The Councilor for the Environment, Javier Rodríguez, has emphasised that this measure is primarily taken to protect people. According to Rodríguez, the safety of residents and visitors is an unquestionable priority. This makes the temporary closure of access to the Chillar River a proactive measure designed to minimise risks. 

Cogesa Expats

Local authorities are calling for understanding and cooperation from the community in this necessary decision to protect the lives and heritage of all residents of the region. 

Chillar River Walk 

The walking route through the Chillar River is so well-known and loved that on some days you may find yourself in a line of walkers. People usually walk upstream along and through the river. Especially in the summer season, it’s a popular activity due to the cooling water and the shady environment. In some places, it’s a real scramble over large boulders to continue your way. 

Related: La Axarquia: Nerja and Frigiliana 

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