Originally thought to be a defensive earthwork associated with the Roman occupation of the area in the 1st century AD, the Buzzart Dykes, a short distance to the west of the Cateran Trail, are now understood to be the remains of medieval hunting park, possibly associated with nearby Glasclune Castle. Such parks, often found in conjunction with high status houses, were generally surrounded by a ditch and embankment topped with fence, known as the ‘park pale’. The Buzzart Dykes boundary or pale is clearly visible in aerial photographs where is has not been destroyed by ploughing, or obscured by vegetation.