mascaI was near to tears filming in Masca the day after the forest fires. The once beautiful barrancos were scorched beyond belief, palm trees black and sad and several properties destroyed.

However, there is now good news on the horizon. Masca is to be fully restored to its former glory. The operation is to be co-ordinated by the Tenerife Cabildo, the Canary Islands Government and Buenavista Council. A special commission is to be set up to oversee the operation, meeting once a fortnight to check on progress. 

During the fires the wooden bridge on the very popular Masca walk was damaged, so for safety reasons the walk has been closed until repairs are completed.