Linkinhorne Parish Church Minions on Bodmin Moor Henwood Village Centre Darleyford Village Upton Cross Primary School St Paul's Church, Upton Cross Rural views around Linkinhorne Village The Cheesewring near Minions Cornish Mining Heritage near Minions Parson's Meadow, Rilla Mill Water Wheel near St Melor's Well at Linkinhorne
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Both Jubilee Field at Upton Cross and the play area in Parsons Meadow at Rilla Mill have been re-opened after a covid-19 based risk assessment was undertaken. All the play equipment within the play area at Parsons Meadow is open. In Jubilee field the tunnel has been closed, the gate has been removed on the under 5ís play area and the benches have been moved apart so that social distancing can be achieved safely. Regular safety checks on both play areas have resumed and signage to guide users is in place.  

Whilst the Covid-19 alert level remains in place, users of the play areas should observe the following requirements, to help minimise the risks of transmission. You are responsible for the safety of your family and other families using the play equipment.

Guidance on play area use.


Neighbourhood Development Plan

 Please track the Linkinhorne website for any updates click here to go to Neighbourhood Development Plan page


Meetings and Council business continuity

 Date of next virtual meeting of Linkinhorne Parish Council  - Special meeting of the council  10th of August 2020 at 7:30pm.

Up to date information:

The Coronavirus situation is fast-moving please visit Cornwall Council website  where you can find the most up to date and accurate information.




Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.

The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.

The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.

Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.

There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.


Important support

Cornwall Councilís phone lines for COVID-19 and shielding enquiries:

  • 0300 123 1118 for COVID-19
  • 0300 123 4334 for shielding enquiries

Cornwall Council has now launched a COVID19 Community Toolkit .
Volunteer Cornwall
Anyone who needs help can request a volunteer by ringing Volunteer Cornwall on:

Find out more about the support available for businesses here: Business Rate Support, Council Tax Support and Growth Hub.




The Parish Council article published in The Link is now available on the website 

 Linkinhorne Parish:  Post Office and Library Opening Times


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