Homer Wood appears in its current extent in maps dating back to 1894. However, it's western section dates back much further, being shown on maps of 1850 as an established woodland known as Davis's Pits. It is likely that the woodland was managed as an estate woodland for Knowsley Hall, being used as a shooting game covert (evident from the presence of Rhododendron) and source of wood for the estate.
This is a mature native broadleaf woodland containing numerous ponds, which makes it highly valuable for wildlife. A public footpath between Gellings and Pinfold Lanes is the only access into the woodland. This connects Homer Wood with the wider network of community woodlands around the Village, creating great opportunities to explore the local countryside.