RESTORATION work is underway at a Herefordshire beauty spot following the partial collapse of a wall.

The vital work is taking place at The Weir Gardens in Swainshill after the wall, pictured right, gave way above the River Wye.

Structural engineers are working on restoring the wall of the National Trust attraction and aim to have it completed by the end of the month.

The trust’s operations manager Ian Grafton said: “We are doing this work now because the river levels are lower.

“The Wye can fluctuate considerably and has been known to rise several metres high at a rate of over 30cm an hour.

“Unfortunately, due to the works taking place visitors temporarily cannot enjoy the full riverside walk.”