The parish oozes charm and character in equal measure, something the Parish Council and residents work hard to maintain, from the picturesque packhorse bridge by St Nonnas church, a variety of traditional cottages to Altarnun village hall which houses the local shop and post office. There is also a lovely tea room in the heart of Altarnun village, noted as a 'hidden gem'. The surrounding moorland has a fine network of superbly maintained footpaths offering spectacular views and a good workout! Thanks to the adjacent A30, road links are outstanding and the local bus network services provide frequent travel options to Bodmin, Launceston and beyond on a frequent basis. For route details, refer to Local Bus Services under our 'Useful Links' menu.

The Parish boasts a reputable primary school and pre-school, a Duchy Premier League football club, adult and youth organisations and other sporting clubs. Almost bordering the parish, Trethorne Golf Club is just a few miles east on the A30. For details of other local clubs, organisations and services please go to our 'Useful Links' menu.

For more information relating to the following please use the 'Local Facilities & Attractions' drop down menu.


Installed in the former telephone box at Five Lanes is a public access defibrillator with operating instructions on-site and these can also be viewed in the following link: Defibrillator Quick User Guide


There are nearly 17 kilometres of public footpaths within the parish to enjoy and they are regularly cut to facilitate their use. Full details are on our Footpath Network page where you can download the map..


The Parish Council provides a burial ground located to the south side of the old Methodist Chapel in Rose Hill. Burial plots in the cemetery and the internment of ashes in the memorial garden are available for reservation. The Council provides services relating to the maintenance of statutory records and the marking of your chosen site. All enquiries should be directed to the clerk.


Three excellent public houses, The Kings Head, Jamaica Inn & The Rising Sun, give a warm Cornish welcome, offer great food, accommodation and of course excellent local ale. All three will be keen to act as your visitor information centre!