Located in the Moddershall Valley, the geography of the area is defined by Scotch Brook which runs west from the village of Moddershall towards its confluence with the River Trent. During the 18th century Industrial Revolution, Scotch Brook became the most intensively exploited waterway in Staffordshire, with nine Flint grinding mills located in the valley in total, and three within the confines of Oulton village. The entire Moddershall Valley is now part of a signated Conservation Area.
The village achieved prominent positions in Staffordshire's Best Kept Village Awards in 2009 and 2010. Oulton also boasts the picturesque Downs Banks on its doorstep, and is within half an hour's drive to the Peak District National Park. Kibblestone Scout Camp is located to the north east of the village, and sits in 200 acres (81 ha) of countryside.
Oulton and Oulton Heath are populated by professional families, affluent individuals and a retiree community towards the heart of the village. The natural landscape and proximity to Stone contribute to high property prices relative to the surrounding area.
- Staffordshire County Council: Moddershall Valley- Conservation Area, designation No.76, 1987
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