Hollybank Woods is a remnant of the original wildwoods that were part of the landscape of Great Britain since the last ice-age 10,000 years ago.
Hollybank Woods has been documented since Roman times. It was established as a wood pasture in Saxon times and a Royal Forest in Norman times. It is of international importance and essential for wildlife species specific to such habitats.
It is the largest unspoilt natural area within Emsworth covering over 157 acres of mainly deciduous broadleaved woodland.
It is managed day to day by the Friends of Hollybank Woods for conservation and forestry on behalf of Havant Borough Council. It is both working woodland and a conservation site.