The inspection had identified that roots from trees and ivy had penetrated discontinuities causing root jacking of joints. An area of displaced blocks were observed angling down-slope. In addition, rock falls were noted along the entire length of the embankment. There was evidence of spalling by freeze-thaw action due to saturated soil packing in discontinuities. It was considered that applicable remedial techniques are likely to comprise dentition of rock overhangs, de-vegetation and draped rock netting over rock exposures to safely contain any rock falls. An urgent recommendation was made for preliminary action (scaling) on the rock face, in two areas to be undertaken. To determine drilling conditions within the existing soil slope and underlying sandstone bedrock for anchoring draped rock netting, it would be necessary to undertake intrusive followed by detailed slope stability analysis, modelling and design.