Local Facilities & Attractions

The parish of Altarnun oozes charm and character in equal measure, something the Parish Council and residents work hard to maintain. From its picturesque packhorse bridge and church hall, a variety of traditional cottages to the village hall which houses the local shop and post office to the surrounding moorland, where there is a fine network of superbly maintained footpaths. There is also lovely tea room in the heart of Altarnun village, noted as a 'hidden gem'.

Situated just off the A30, road links are outstanding and the local bus services allow those without vehicles to travel to nearby Launceston and Bodmin and beyond.

The Parish boasts a thriving primary school and pre-school, likewise, a Duchy League football club https://www.facebook.com/altarnunfootballclub/, adult and youth organisations and other sporting clubs.  Bordering the parish, Trethorne Golf Club is just a few miles east on the A30.


Installed in the telephone box at Five Lanes is a public access defibrillator with operating instructions on-site and 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 within the parish give a warm Cornish welcome, offering good food, accommodation and of course good local ale – The Kings Head, Jamaica Inn & The Rising Sun.

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