Rackenford is a large North Devon parish, covering 4000 acres of high ground below Exmoor and between Tiverton (8 miles) and South Molton (10 miles). About 300 of the total population of 400 live in the small village of Rackenford itself and the very small hamlet of Creacombe. Both are ringed by farms, and agriculture is still the largest single source of employment.
Unlike so many small villages, we still have our school, our village shop and a social club and our pub The Stag Inn, claimed to be the oldest pub in Devon.
We also maintain a strong tradition of village events. You can discover the Easter Egg hunt on Rackenford Common, the November 5th bonfire, the Garden Club's spring and autumn shows to name a few. A truly great village with a vibrant community.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
Shop & Post Office
The Common & Facilities
The Stag Inn
Little Angels Nursery
All Saints Church
Rackenford Gardening Club
Rackenford Primary School
Local Businesses & Services
ITV'S RACKENFORD TALES
In 2019 ITV featured Rackenford and the surrounding community as part of its rural community series.
This compilation of the original shorter films gives an understanding of what it is that makes Rackenford such a special place to be part of.