The launch of the Trail

When the Glen was surveyed in 2016, a mound circa 15–25 metres in diameter was identified as a midden or refuse tip. It was in a relatively level area near the northern edge of the woodland. Some glass and ceramic bottles were found, all dating from the late 19th or early 20th century. There also would have been other middens in the village like this one. In addition, many villagers at that time would have disposed of their rubbish in tips within their own holdings. Bottles and fragments of earthenware, clay pipes and finer china are still found in many gardens in the village.