Ronda’s cliff-side walkway to launch this year

Path will run along the lower walls of the famous Tajo gorge

The walkway will pass under the Puente Nuevo bridge Photo:EPA

By Oliver McIntyre

VISITORS to Ronda will soon be able to stroll along a walkway pinned to the cliff walls at the bottom of the town’s famous Tajo gorge. The Diputación de Málaga, which is to fund the 300,000-euro project, said last week that work is expected to launch this summer, with the aim of opening the walkway in September or October.

Diputación president Elías Bendodo made the announcement during a visit to Ronda last week to review the recently completed remodel of the town’s Alameda del Tajo park, another project that was funded by the provincial government.

The project for the walkway at the bottom of the gorge, just metres above the river, has been in the works since 2014, requiring numerous studies and reports to assess its environmental impact and other factors. It has received approval by the Junta de Andalucía’s Environment Department and the regional water authority. It is now awaiting only final sign-off by the Junta’s Culture Department, which Sr Bendodo and the town’s mayor, María de la Paz Fernández, said they expect to have soon.

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