Olton means ‘old town’ and is the site of the manor of Ulverlei from where Solihull was founded. Today, Olton is home to Olton Mere and the sailing club, who offer boats for training, coaching and pleasure use.

Olton is also home to two golf clubs, Robin Hood and Olton, West Warwickshire Sports Club, with tennis, football and hockey facilities and a BMX pump track at Olton park.

Hob’s Moat is an ancient, moated site located to the west of Hobs Moat Road and north of Castle Lane, scheduled as an Ancient Monument and today is a wooded area.