Spotting Scopes & Telescopes

Spotting scopes are portable telescopes that are perfect for birdwatching and nature observation. With a huge range of spotting scopes to suit all budgets, from beginners to seasoned experts, Uttings have the right spotting scope for you.

For a great introduction to birdwatching at an affordable price point, try our selection of Hawke spotting scopes. If you're after the best optical quality money can buy, look no further than the exceptional range of Swarovski spotting scopes.

Our range of telescopes are perfectly suited to the budding stargazer, including powerful Sky-Watcher telescopes and beautiful, traditional solid brass Helios telescopes.

What is a Newtonian telescope?

A Newtonian telescope uses a system of mirrors to gather light, as opposed to a lens used in many other optics. As the light enters the top of the telescope tube, it is reflected by a primary mirror at the lower end, this is then deflected at a 90 degree angle by a plane mirror out of the side of the tube, and into the focuser and eyepiece.

What is a Dobsonian telescope?

A Dobsonian telescope comprises a Newtonian telescope mounted on a Dobsonian mount, as popularized by John Dobson in the 1970s. Using the Alt-Azimuth principal, the telescope can pivot in altitude and rotate in azimuth. This allows for a telescope that can be easily moved when needed to but fixed securely as necessary.

 
 
ATN X-Spotter HD 20-80x Smart Day/Night HD Spotting Scope WiFi w/GPS. This Obsidian powered Smart X-Spotter offers capabilities never before seen in a spotting scope.... (more)
  RRP £1599.00 £1149.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Vantage 20-60x60 Angled Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Hard Storage Case, Soft Scope Cover and Adjustable Mini Tripod
Vantage (was Nature) 20-60x60 Spotting Scope provides increased image detail at greater distances. Equipped with a twist-out sun shade.... (more)
  RRP £149.00 £129.99 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Vantage 24-72x70 Angled Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Hard Storage Case, Soft Scope Cover and Adjustable Mini Tripod
Vantage (was Nature) 24-72x70 Spotting Scope provides increased image detail at greater distances. Equipped with a twist-out sun shade.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £179.00 £159.99 In stock Purchase Options
 
Hawke Nature Trek 16-48x65 Spotting Scope. The Nature-Trek spotting scope family offers exceptional optical performance in a lightweight and waterproof modern design. A fully multi-coated optical system combined with BAK-4 porro prisms produce extremely clear and sharp images.... (more)
  RRP £229.00 £209.99 In stock Purchase Options
Hawke Nature Trek 20-60x80 Spotting Scope. The Nature-Trek spotting scope family offers exceptional optical performance in a lightweight and waterproof modern design. A fully multi-coated optical system combined with BAK-4 porro prisms produce extremely clear and sharp images.... (more)
5 star review (3) RRP £249.00 £229.99 In stock Purchase Options
Hawke Endurance 12-36x50 Straight Spotting Scope. When you require the finest image reproduction, these scopes will provide the clarity and colour you desire. Designed to produce stunning images all scopes feature a dual focus knob, 3x ratio eye pieces with twist-up eye cups and fully multi-coated optics with dielectric coated prisms.... (more)
  RRP £299.00 £269.99 In stock Purchase Options
 
Hawke Endurance 12-36x50 Angled Spotting Scope. When you require the finest image reproduction, these scopes will provide the clarity and colour you desire. Designed to produce stunning images all scopes feature a dual focus knob, 3x ratio eye pieces with twist-up eye cups and fully multi-coated optics with dielectric coated prisms.... (more)
  RRP £299.00 £269.99 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance 16-48x68 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On Soft Scope Cover
The Endurance spotting scopes are lightweight yet high performing scopes and deliver the images expected from premium performance optics whatever the conditions. Featuring a fully waterproof design, twist up eyepieces and coarse and fine focus.... (more)
  RRP £399.00 £349.99 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance 20-60x85 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On Soft Scope Cover
The Endurance spotting scopes are lightweight yet high performing scopes and deliver the images expected from premium performance optics whatever the conditions. Featuring a fully waterproof design, twist up eyepieces and coarse and fine focus.... (more)
5 star review (2) RRP £449.00 £399.99 In stock Purchase Options
 
Hawke New Endurance ED 12-36x50 Straight Spotting Scope. The Endurance compact spotting scope range has been enhanced with the addition of extra-low dispersion glass (ED) models, reducing the potential for Chromatic Aberration. The addition of ED glass controls colour fringing and allows an improvement in clarity and crispness of the image.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £399.00 £369.99 In stock Purchase Options
Hawke New Endurance ED 12-36x50 Straight Spotting Scope. The Endurance compact spotting scope range has been enhanced with the addition of extra-low dispersion glass (ED) models, reducing the potential for Chromatic Aberration. The addition of ED glass controls colour fringing and allows an improvement in clarity and crispness of the image.... (more)
  RRP £399.00 £369.99 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance ED 16-48x68 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On Soft Scope Cover
When you require the finest image reproduction at extended distances, ED (Extra Low Dispersion) glass is a must. Designed around an optical system using ED glass components, the Endurance ED Spotting Scopes are sure to provide you the clarity and color reproduction you desire.... (more)
  RRP £599.00 £549.99 In stock Purchase Options
 

Hawke Endurance ED 20-60x85 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On Soft Scope Cover
When you require the finest image reproduction at extended distances, ED (Extra Low Dispersion) glass is a must. Designed around an optical system using ED glass components, the Endurance ED Spotting Scopes are sure to provide you the clarity and color reproduction you desire.... (more)
4 star review (1) RRP £699.00 £649.99 In stock Purchase Options
These traditional spyglasses would not look out of place in the hands of Nelson himself! Both models have four extendable telescopic sections and magnify a powerful 10x-30x. The zoom is operated by twisting a control ring made of copper. The Brass/Leatherette model is supplied with a soft zip-up case.... (more)
3.5 star review (1)     £34.99 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options
These traditional spyglasses would not look out of place in the hands of Nelson himself! Both models have four extendable telescopic sections and magnify a powerful 10x-30x. The zoom is operated by twisting a control ring made of copper. The Full Brass model is supplied with a very attractive solid Mahogany felt lined presentation/storage box.... (more)
  RRP £44.99 £39.99 In stock Purchase Options
 
Sky-Watcher Fine Brass 2060 Traditional Solid Brass Telescope with 60mm objective lens diameter, and 20-60x magnification.... (more)
  RRP £349.00 £329.00 Out of stock
Sky-Watcher Fine Brass 6040 Traditional Solid Brass Telescope with a 40" telescope tube, 60mm objective lens and 28x magnification.... (more)
  RRP £419.00 £399.00 In stock Purchase Options
Sky-Watcher Fine Brass 60700 Traditional Solid Brass Telescope with a 700mm focal length, 60mm objective lens and 28x magnification.... (more)
  RRP £579.00 £499.00 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options
 
Sky-Watcher Fine Brass 8040 Traditional Solid Brass Telescope with a 40" long telescope tube, 80mm objective lens and 28x magnification.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £599.00 £549.99 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options
Sky-Watcher Fine Brass 80900 Traditional Solid Brass Telescope with a 900mm long telescope tube, 80mm objective lens and 36x magnification.... (more)
  RRP £699.00 £639.00 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options

Helios Fieldmaster A90 30-90x90 Spotting Scope

Includes Tabletop Tripod and Stay on Case
Helios Fieldmaster A90 30-90x90 Spotting Scope. The Fieldmaster-A90 offers large aperture & high magnification performance at an astonishing price. The spotting scope is rubber armoured to protect against knocks, waterproof and nitrogen-filled for fog-free viewing.... (more)
  RRP £149.00 £129.00 Out of stock -
 
Helios Fieldmaster ED85DS 85 Dual Speed Spotting Scope. The new high-end Fieldmaster-ED85DS is perfect for the discerning birdwatcher and nature observer. This refined instrument features a doublet objective lens which provides a highly corrected image and excellent optical performance.... (more)
  RRP £649.00 £549.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-553 Compact Angled Spotting Scope includes 15-45x Eyepeice.... (more)
  RRP £1599.00 £1549.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-554 Compact Straight Spotting Scope includes 15-45x Eyepeice.... (more)
  RRP £1599.00 £1549.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Kowa TSN-883 88mm Prominar Angled Spotting Scope Body with 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece, and Stay On Case. The flagship of Kowa spotting scopes with an extremely large 88mm objective lens. The enthusiasm behind Kowa's 60 years of spotting scope development in manifested in this supreme model.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £2999.00 £2299.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-883 88mm Prominar Angled Spotting Scope Body with 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece, 1.6x Extender and Stay On Case. The flagship of Kowa spotting scopes with an extremely large 88mm objective lens. The enthusiasm behind Kowa's 60 years of spotting scope development in manifested in this supreme model.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £3248.00 £2548.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-663 66mm Prominar Angled Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece and Stay On Case. These high performance models are the perfect fusion of compactness and high optical performance. The PROMINAR models use XD-Fluorite glass for the objective lens. This reduces chromatic aberration to a minimum. Bundle includes 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece and waterproof stay on case.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £1399.00 £1099.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Kowa TSN-660 66mm Angled Spotting Scope Body. These high performance models are the perfect fusion of compactness and high optical performance. This series is perfectly suited to detecting wildlife and seeing movement.... (more)
  RRP £638.00 £425.00 In stock Purchase Options
The Leica APO Televid 65 Angled Spotting Scope with 25-50x WW ASPH Eyepiece is aimed at those who have high demands and will accompany you through thick and thin.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £2210.00 £1875.00 Out of stock -
The new generation of Leica Televid Spotting Scopes is aimed at those who have high demands and will accompany you through thick and thin.... (more)
  RRP £2210.00 £1875.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
The Leica APO Televid 82 Angled Spotting Scope is aimed at those who have high demands and will accompany you through thick and thin.... (more)
4.5 star review (2) RRP £2810.00 £2375.00 Out of stock -
The Leica APO Televid 82 Straight Spotting Scope is aimed at those who have high demands and need a scope that will accompany you through thick and thin.... (more)
  RRP £2810.00 £2375.00 Out of stock -
With a Leupold Mil Dot reticle the Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scope enables a sniper and spotter to view the same targets the same way.... (more)
  RRP £2312.00 £1899.99 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options
 
Nikon Monarch FS 60ED-A Spotting Scope Body. Discover the greatness and beauty of the world around you with a tool designed to not only get you closer, but present you with a vision better than that of the naked eye. Introducing the MONARCH Fieldscope series.... (more)
4.5 star review (1) RRP £1094.99 £879.00 In stock Purchase Options
The PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscopes are entry models of Nikon Fieldscopes and successors of the Spotting Scope RA III series. The PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope main bodies are about 20% lighter than the current RA III spotting scopes.The newly developed zoom eyepiece lens minimises colour aberration at the edge of the field of view, and offers long eye relief for viewing comfort.... (more)
  RRP £374.99 £325.00 In stock Purchase Options

Opticron MMS 160 Image Stabilized Travelscope

Includes a FREE HR 13-39x Eyepiece this month (worth £119)
Opticron MMS 160 Image Stabilized Travelscope. The MMS 160 image stabilised Travelscope is the latest addition to the Opticron travelscope family and offers users a unique opportunity to enjoy variable magnification close up views of flora, wildlife and other objects at distance using a hand held device.... (more)
4.5 star review (3)     £299.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Opticron IS 60 WP Straight Spotting Scope Body

Compact and versatile starter scope
IS WP fieldscopes are designed for the first-time user, frequent traveller and those on a budget, these interchangeable eyepiece spottingscopes deliver excellent value for money offering high levels of performance and versatility in a compact, lightweight body.... (more)
  RRP £149.00 £129.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron Adventurer II 15-45x60 Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope. Compact lightweight fully multi-coated 60mm spottingscope featuring integrated 15-45x zoom eyepiece with twist-type eyecup. Fully rubber armoured, waterproof and fitted with a rotating tripod sleeve the Adventurer II WP is suited to all types of general outdoor observation as well as target sports.... (more)
  RRP £129.00 £119.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron Adventurer II 20-60x80 Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope. Compact lightweight fully multi-coated 80mm spottingscope featuring integrated 20-60x zoom eyepiece with twist-type eyecup. Fully rubber armoured, waterproof and fitted with a rotating tripod sleeve the Adventurer II WP is suited to all types of general outdoor observation as well as target sports.... (more)
  RRP £179.00 £169.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Opticron IS 60 R Rubber Body Spotting Scope With IS 18-54x Eyepiece And Waterproof Case. An excellent all-rounder and the perfect choice for the first-time birdwatcher moving up from ‘binocular-only’ bird watching as well as the shooter or archer looking for accuracy at distances of 100-200m.... (more)
  RRP £333.00 £199.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron IS 60 R Rubber Body Angled Spotting Scope With IS 18-54x Eyepiece And Waterproof Case. An excellent all-rounder and the perfect choice for the first-time birdwatcher moving up from ‘binocular-only’ bird watching as well as the shooter or archer looking for accuracy at distances of 100-200m.... (more)
  RRP £333.00 £179.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron IS 70 R Straight Spotting Scope. The IS 70 R offers a great mix of style, performance and adaptability and is an ideal choice for anyone wanting a high specification entry level spottingscope for target shooting, birdwatching or plane spotting. Featuring a 400mm, 4-element objective lens with a surface area 35% greater than the IS 60 WP, images are brighter and the scopes offer higher top-end magnification.... (more)
  RRP £363.00 £259.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Opticron MM3 60 GA Angled Spotting Scope With 15-45x HDF Eyepiece. The MM3 60 GA series is the latest evolution of the popular travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron with the original Mighty Midget. Combining all the things that have made Opticron travelscopes the #1 choice for so many wildlife observers over the years, the MM3 60 GA are designed and engineered to deliver the company’s maxim of “smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” to a new generation of spottingscope users.... (more)
  RRP £408.00 £369.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron MM3 60 GA Straight Spotting Scope With 15-45x HDF Eyepiece. The MM3 60 GA series is the latest evolution of the popular travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron with the original Mighty Midget. Combining all the things that have made Opticron travelscopes the #1 choice for so many wildlife observers over the years, the MM3 60 GA are designed and engineered to deliver the company’s maxim of “smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” to a new generation of spottingscope users.... (more)
  RRP £408.00 £369.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron MM4 50 GA ED Straight Spotting Scope Kit With SDL V2 12-36x Eyepiece. The new MM4 GA ED is the latest evolution of the popular Travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron over 20 years ago. Combining all the features that make our travelscopes the #1 choice for thousands of users the world over, the latest MM4 continues to deliver our maxim; "smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper" to anyone searching for a compact, versatile, high quality instrument for long range, accurate observation whil... (more)
  RRP £717.00 £649.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Opticron MM4 50 GA ED Angled Spotting Scope Kit With SDL V2 12-36x Eyepiece. The new MM4 GA ED is the latest evolution of the popular Travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron over 20 years ago. Combining all the features that make our travelscopes the #1 choice for thousands of users the world over, the latest MM4 continues to deliver our maxim; "smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper" to anyone searching for a compact, versatile, high quality instrument for long range, accurate observation whil... (more)
  RRP £717.00 £649.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron MM4 60 GA ED Straight Spotting Scope Kit With SDL V2 15-45x Eyepiece. The new MM4 GA ED is the latest evolution of the popular Travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron over 20 years ago. Combining all the features that make our travelscopes the #1 choice for thousands of users the world over, the latest MM4 continues to deliver our maxim; "smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper" to anyone searching for a compact, versatile, high quality instrument for long range, accurate observation whil... (more)
  RRP £817.00 £729.00 In stock Purchase Options
Opticron MM4 60 GA ED Angled Spotting Scope Kit With SDL V2 15-45x Eyepiece. The new MM4 GA ED is the latest evolution of the popular Travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron over 20 years ago. Combining all the features that make our travelscopes the #1 choice for thousands of users the world over, the latest MM4 continues to deliver our maxim; "smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper" to anyone searching for a compact, versatile, high quality instrument for long range, accurate observation whil... (more)
5 star review (2) RRP £817.00 £729.00 In stock Purchase Options