Walks from Ketley and Oakengates - 3.5 miles from Ketley , with many alternative starts.  See below for a link to the Miners Trail which has many circular routes in the Oakengates area. 

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Circular walk from Ketley.  There are a couple of flights of steps on this walk which has excellent views. 3.5 miles.  See below for a step free alternative.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/4852136/Ketley-Circular-based-on-the-T50   

Here is a turn by turn version on RunGo

 

Start in the Car Park to the East of Telford Arts Centre (across School Lane from Ketley Parish Centre).

Exit the car park and turn left down Holyhead Road then left again into School Lane,. After a short distance take an unsigned right of way along a gravel track on the right, and follow this fenced track turning Right into Red Lees at the end. You emerge at the traffic lights just opposite the Crispy Cod. Cross the road and follow Holyhead Road past the fish and chip shop, the barbers and the chinese takeaway - just before the bus stop turn left onto the Ironbridge Way. When you come to the fourth exit on the left - take that until you emerge onto Sinclair Gardens by the Garden Centre. Walk down Sinclair Gardens until you reach the main road (Waterloo Road) - turn Right, Walk along Waterloo Road until you see the Motorway bridge - The path is on the left just before you reach the motorway bridge - this is where you join the T50 (look for the marker on the Bridleway post).

 

Walk up the concrete path up to the children's playground, keep the playground on your left and follow the playground fence to take the footpath to the left just past the fence. Follow the T50, meeting the road opposite Snowdrop Meadow, Walk up Snowdrop Meadow following the path to the right at the top then sharp left onto Red Lees. *After a few metres turn right up the steep steps onto Ketley Paddock Mound. Still following the T50, turn left at the top and cross the mound to go down the steps from the mound and follow the path finally emerging onto Holyhead Road by the side of a super bus stop - fully illustrated by local artist Fran O'Boyle. Cross the road and turn right - just past the Mauchak Indian Restaurant**  follow the T50 left down Brick Hill Lane. Follow the T50 past the playground then through the houses until it turns right . Keep on the T50 (the path turns left then immediately right) until you see a bridge with metal sides in front of you (here the T50 turns right) - Keep straight on over the bridge by the side of the railway line. Just before the road bridge that goes over the path, turn sharp right up a hill*** - take the second path on the right (just before you reach the main road). There is a great view point as you climb this small hill looking out towards the Welsh Hills just North of Shrewsbury. You are now in a small nature reserve. Keep on the path until you reach a junction and then turn sharp right (you will be walking along the hillside just below the path you followed a few moments ago). Ignore the first set of steps on the left, then take the next steps down on your left. Turn right at the bottom then left up the steps. At the top there is another playground, rejoin the T50 by turning left. Follow the path until you emerge onto Beveley Road - turn right****. Cross Ketley Park Road and follow Beveley Road back to the Mauchak Indian Restaurant. Follow Holyhead Road down the hill to the crossing - cross and you are within a few metres of the car park.

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 To avoid steps:  At * carry on down Red Lees taking the next gate on the right into Paddock Mound nature reserve . Follow the path, rejoining the T50 for a few yards at the bottom of a steep flight of steps . Where the T50 turns left down some shallow steps you can stay on the route or continue straight on to Shepherd's Lane, turn left on the lane and walk downhill until you reach Holyhead road . Cross the road and walk in front of the Mauchak to rejoin the route at **.

At *** keep straight on and follow this path into and through a small car park to reach Beveley Road. Turn right to arrive at point **** where you keep straight on. 

  

This step free alternative can be seen here 

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/4857017/Ketley-Circular-based-on-the-T50Avoiding-steps

and as  a turn by turn map here

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The Miners Walk Community Project has a lot of suggestions for circular walks in the Oakengates and Priorslee area.   See their website  here.
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