By Rund Abdelfatah
VISITORS to a popular beauty spot have hit out at a town hall plan to install a barrier preventing cars from parking close-by.
The Rio Chillar, near Nerja, attracts scores of walkers every weekend, but the access restrictions will mean an arduous trek with no shade just to reach the area where the walk begins.
Officials – who claim the decision is aimed at reducing congestion and littering – have already opened a free car park to tackle the problem, insisting it is proving popular with visitors.
But some walkers who visit the site regularly insist the restrictions will prevent many from accessing the site due to the long additional walk.
“The number of cars still parked and the number of people walking back suggests to me that the council have no idea how many people want to enjoy this walk,” one user commented on Nerja Today website.
“If they do put up this barrier it will prevent a lot of people using the walk due to the long way to get to the start.”