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.

 
 
Bushnell Prime 16-48x50 Straight Spotting Scope. The Prime 16-48x50mm spotting scope combines a light weight, compact design with the superior optical quality and clarity that Bushnell is known for.... (more)
  RRP £359.95 £249.00 In stock Purchase Options
Bushnell Prime 20-60x65 Straight Spotting Scope. This 20-60X65mm Prime Spotting Scope offers a great magnification range without breaking the bank. Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier technology, fully multi-coated lenses, and IPX7 waterproof construction ensure a crisp, clear image in any condition.... (more)
  RRP £429.99 £299.00 In stock Purchase Options
Bushnell Prime 20-60x65 45 Angled Spotting Scope. Premium versatility at a low price. The 45 degree eyepiece and indexing tripod adapter allow for flexibility while hunting, shooting, or nature viewing. All this coupled with the same great clarity Bushnell has to offer makes for premium product at a standard price.... (more)
  RRP £429.99 £379.99 In stock Purchase Options
 
Bushnell Forge 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope. Up to 60x magnification and large 80mm objective combine to allow you to glass faraway targets with high resolution and superb light transmission in any lighting condition.... (more)
  RRP £1299.99 £1199.99 In stock Purchase Options
Bushnell Forge 20-60x80 Straight Spotting Scope. Up to 60x magnification and large 80mm objective combine to allow you to glass faraway targets with high resolution and superb light transmission in any lighting condition.... (more)
  RRP £1299.99 £799.00 In stock Purchase Options
Bushnell Nitro 15-45x65 Straight Spotting Scope. The NITRO 15-45x65 is a compact spotter designed to offer the option of a wide field of view and also reach out with generous eye relief. The 65mm objective lens, fully multicoated optics, and ED Prime Glass maximize light transmission and resolution for a bright high definition viewing experience. The scope is IPX7 waterproof rated so you won't miss anything due to fog. Bushnell’s exclusive EXO barrier ensures clear viewing and protects your inve... (more)
  RRP £799.00 £499.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Celestron Hummingbird 9-27x56mm Micro Spotter c/w Carry Case - Black

Ideally suited for travel – the Hummingbird will easily fit into a pocket, shoulder bag, or carry-on luggage
The Hummingbird spotting scope shares many qualities with its namesake bird. In the wild, hummingbirds are known for their very small size, their agility (they can fly in most any direction at will), and their ability to travel long distances (many migrate between South and North America). The Celestron Hummingbird is the world’s first “micro” spotting scope well suited for hikers, birders, and other wildlife watchers on the go.... (more)
4.5 star review (2) RRP £199.99 £179.99 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron Hummingbird 9-27x56mm ED Micro Spotter c/w Carry Case - Black

Free Hummingbird Monopod Worth £29.99. Ideally suited for travel – the Hummingbird will easily fit into a pocket, shoulder bag, or carry-on luggage
The name Hummingbird reflects many of the qualities of hummingbirds: very small size, highly mobile (they can fly in most any direction at will), and capable of long-distance travel (many migrate between South and North America). The Celestron Hummingbird is a “micro” ED spotting scope, and like its namesake, the Hummingbird Micro Spotting Scope is as well suited to long-distance travel as it is to the backyard.... (more)
5 star review (3) RRP £299.99 £259.99 Out of stock -
The TrailSeeker spotting scope series offers an amazing viewing experience in a rugged and durable rubber armored housing that is fully waterproof and Nitrogen filled. The optical system with proprietary XLT multi-coatings renders high resolution images with outstanding contrast while the dual focus mechanism allows you to get subjects in focus quickly and then fine tune the image.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £199.99 £169.99 Out of stock -
 

Celestron Trailseeker 80 Angled 20-60x Zoom Spotting Scope c/w Carry Case

Includes a FREE Trailseeker Fluid Pan Tripod worth £99.99 - Ideal For Birdingwatching, Sports, Plane Spotting etc
The TrailSeeker spotting scope series offers an amazing viewing experience in a rugged and durable rubber armored housing that is fully waterproof and Nitrogen filled. The optical system with proprietary XLT multi-coatings renders high resolution images with outstanding contrast while the dual focus mechanism allows you to get subjects in focus quickly and then fine tune the image.... (more)
5 star review (5) RRP £329.99 £289.99 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron Trailseeker 100 Angled 22-67x Zoom Spotting Scope c/w Carry Case

Includes a FREE Trailseeker Fluid Pan Tripod worth £99.99 - Ideal For Birdingwatching, Astronomy, Plane Spotting & Low Light Viewing
The TrailSeeker spotting scope series offers an amazing viewing experience in a rugged and durable rubber armored housing that is fully waterproof and Nitrogen filled. The optical system with proprietary XLT multi-coatings renders high resolution images with outstanding contrast while the dual focus mechanism allows you to get subjects in focus quickly and then fine tune the image.... (more)
3 star review (2) RRP £399.99 £359.99 Out of stock -

Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope c/w Carry Case - Green

These Top-Of-The-Line Spotting Scopes Are Ideal For Birdwatching, Nature Observing, Long Distance Viewing And Casual Astronomical Observing
The Regal M2 spotting scope series is the next generation of our top-performing Regal F-ED spotting scopes. Day or night, the Regal M2 is optimized to provide the sharpest images available. You’ll love them for bird watching, nature observing, long distance viewing and casual astronomical observing.... (more)
  RRP £499.99 £429.99 In stock Purchase Options
 

Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope c/w Carry Case - Green

These Top-Of-The-Line Spotting Scopes Are Ideal For Birdwatching, Nature Observing, Long Distance Viewing And Casual Astronomical Observing
The Regal M2 spotting scope series is the next generation of our top-performing Regal F-ED spotting scopes. Day or night, the Regal M2 is optimized to provide the sharpest images available. You’ll love them for bird watching, nature observing, long distance viewing and casual astronomical observing.... (more)
5 star review (3) RRP £699.99 £599.99 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron Regal M2 100ED Spotting Scope c/w Carry Case - Dark Green

These Top-Of-The-Line Spotting Scopes Are Ideal For Birdwatching, Nature Observing, Long Distance Viewing And Casual Astronomical Observing
The Regal M2 spotting scope series is the next generation of our top-performing Regal F-ED spotting scopes. Day or night, the Regal M2 is optimized to provide the sharpest images available. You’ll love them for bird watching, nature observing, long distance viewing and casual astronomical observing.... (more)
4.5 star review (5) RRP £899.99 £799.99 In stock Purchase Options
Celestron NexStar Plus Hand Control - AZ. The Celestron NexStar+ AZ Hand Control is the standard computer accessory on all current altazimuth mounted Celestron go-to telescopes: SLT, LCM, SE, NexStar Evolution, and CPC, and CPC Deluxe computerized telescopes.... (more)
  RRP £119.99 £99.99 Out of stock -
 

Celestron LandScout 20-60x80 Spotting Scope With Tripod & Phone Adapter - Green

Free Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain & Europe Book RRP £9.99
Celestron LandScout 20-60x80 Spotting Scope With Tripod & Phone Adapter. Celestron’s LandScout spotting scope is a customer favorite, known for its versatility and ease of use. For the first time, this beloved spotting scope is now available in a bundle with the Celestron Smartphone Adapter and a tabletop tripod—the perfect beginner’s digiscoping kit. This bundle is compact and lightweight, ideal for carrying along on a backpacking trip, a casual hike, or a birding expedition. You’ll be able to... (more)
      £149.99 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron LandScout 20-60x65 Spotting Scope With Tripod & Phone Adapter - Green

Free Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain & Europe Book RRP £9.99
Celestron LandScout 20-60x65 Spotting Scope With Tripod & Phone Adapter. Celestron’s LandScout spotting scope is a customer favorite, known for its versatility and ease of use. For the first time, this beloved spotting scope is now available in a bundle with the Celestron Smartphone Adapter and a tabletop tripod—the perfect beginner’s digiscoping kit. This bundle is compact and lightweight, ideal for carrying along on a backpacking trip, a casual hike, or a birding expedition. You’ll be able to... (more)
      £119.99 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Vantage 20-60x60 Angled Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Hard Storage Case, Soft Scope Cover and Adjustable Mini Tripod! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Vantage (was Nature) 20-60x60 Spotting Scope provides increased image detail at greater distances. Equipped with a twist-out sun shade.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £149.00 £129.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Hawke Vantage 24-72x70 Angled Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Hard Storage Case, Soft Scope Cover and Adjustable Mini Tripod! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Vantage (was Nature) 24-72x70 Spotting Scope provides increased image detail at greater distances. Equipped with a twist-out sun shade.... (more)
4.5 star review (4) RRP £179.00 £159.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Nature Trek Compact 9-27x56 Spotting Scope - Green

Ultra Compact and Lightweight! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Hawke Nature Trek Compact 9-27x56 Spotting Scope. The Nature-Trek spotting scope family offers exceptional optical performance in a lightweight and waterproof modern design. The new ultra compact 56mm features barrel focussing with twist-up eye piece, delivering 27x magnification in a scope the size of your hand. Supplied with neoprene stay-on case.... (more)
  RRP £199.00 £179.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Nature Trek 16-48x65 Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £189.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Hawke Nature Trek 20-60x80 Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £229.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance ED Compact 13-39x50 Spotting Scope - Green

Performance and Durability! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Hawke Endurance ED Compact 13-39x50 Spotting Scope. When you require the finest image reproduction, these scopes will provide the clarity and colour you desire. Endurance are sure to provide the performance you demand for years to come.... (more)
5 star review (2) RRP £399.00 £349.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance ED Compact 15-45x60 Spotting Scope - Green

Performance and Durability! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Hawke Endurance ED Compact 15-45x60 Spotting Scope. When you require the finest image reproduction, these scopes will provide the clarity and colour you desire. Endurance are sure to provide the performance you demand for years to come.... (more)
  RRP £499.00 £449.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Hawke Endurance ED 20-60x68 A Spotting Scope - Green

Performance and Durability! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Hawke Endurance ED 20-60x68 A Spotting Scope. When you require the finest image reproduction, these scopes will provide the clarity and colour you desire. Endurance are sure to provide the performance you demand for years to come.... (more)
  RRP £599.00 £549.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance ED 25-75x85 A Spotting Scope - Green

Performance and Durability! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
Hawke Endurance ED 25-75x85 A Spotting Scope. When you require the finest image reproduction, these scopes will provide the clarity and colour you desire. Endurance are sure to provide the performance you demand for years to come.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £699.00 £649.00 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 £299.00 Out of stock
 
Kowa Ultra Compact Garden Kit - TSN-501 Angled Spotting Scope & SV 8x25 Binoculars. Enjoy close up views of nature anytime with the Kowa TSN-500 spotting scope. Small and light enough to always be with you whether at home, the park or trekking out in the hills. See flowers and insects with incredible detail using the close focus capabilities. A responsive focus wheel and smooth 20-40x twist zoom makes operation easy for any age. Kowa optical technology produces high resolution and clarity even i... (more)
  RRP £358.00 £279.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa Ultra Compact Garden Kit - TSN-502 Straight Spotting Scope & SV 8x25 Binoculars. Enjoy close up views of nature anytime with the Kowa TSN-500 spotting scope. Small and light enough to always be with you whether at home, the park or trekking out in the hills. See flowers and insects with incredible detail using the close focus capabilities. A responsive focus wheel and smooth 20-40x twist zoom makes operation easy for any age. Kowa optical technology produces high resolution and clarity even... (more)
  RRP £358.00 £279.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa Compact Garden Kit - TSN 663M Angled Spotting Scope, TE-X9B 20-60x Eyepiece, C-661 Stay-On Case, BD II 8x32 XD Binoculars. These high performance 66mm XD lens models are the perfect fusion of compactness and high optical performance. A spotting scope benefitting from Kowa precision optics whilst still remaing lighweight and portable to take out in to the field.... (more)
  RRP £1568.00 £1298.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Kowa Compact Garden Kit - TSN 663M Angled Spotting Scope, TE-X9B 20-60x Eyepiece, C-661 Stay-On Case, BD II 10x32 XD Binoculars. These high performance 66mm XD lens models are the perfect fusion of compactness and high optical performance. A spotting scope benefitting from Kowa precision optics whilst still remaing lighweight and portable to take out in to the field.... (more)
  RRP £1568.00 £1298.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-773 77mm Prominar XD Angled Spotting Scope Kit With 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece & Stay-On Case. A 77mm objective lens in a compact body. With the portability and compactness of a 60mm class scope and the optical performance of an 80mm class scope, this model will satisfy both experienced users and beginners.... (more)
  RRP £2543.00 £1699.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-774 77mm Prominar XD Straight Spotting Scope Kit With 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece & Stay-On Case. A 77mm objective lens in a compact body. With the portability and compactness of a 60mm class scope and the optical performance of an 80mm class scope, this model will satisfy both experienced users and beginners.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £2543.00 £1699.00 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 (3) 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 (3) RRP £3248.00 £2545.00 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 (2) RRP £1399.00 £1099.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Kowa TSN-553 Compact Angled Spotting Scope includes 15-45x Eyepeice.... (more)
  RRP £1599.00 £1499.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-554 Compact Straight Spotting Scope includes 15-45x Eyepeice.... (more)
  RRP £1599.00 £1499.00 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 (3) RRP £3299.00 £2599.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Leupold MK4 Tactical 12-40x60 Spotting Scope

Trusted by countless military sniper teams! Built to withstand extremes! Lifetime Guarantee!
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)
      £2199.00 Check stock Purchase Options
Bundle pack including Fieldscope ED50 Angled, a 13-40x MKII Eyepiece and a Hand Holding Case.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £810.99 £749.00 In stock Purchase Options
Compact and lightweight with 50mm-diameter ED (Extra-low Dispersion) objective lens to minimize chromatic aberration, Available in straight or angled design, Multilayer-coated lenses, Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 5 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas, Choose from three colors - charcoal grey, pearlescent green and rose pink, Compatible with six MC eyepieces and three Wide DS eyepieces (options), 55mm filter can be attached to objective lens.... (more)
  RRP £439.00 £409.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Compact and lightweight with 50mm-diameter ED (Extra-low Dispersion) objective lens to minimize chromatic aberration, Available in straight or angled design, Multilayer-coated lenses, Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 5 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas, Choose from three colors - charcoal grey, pearlescent green and rose pink, Compatible with six MC eyepieces and three Wide DS eyepieces (options), 55mm filter can be attached to objective lens.... (more)
  RRP £439.00 £409.00 In stock Purchase Options
Compact and lightweight with 50mm-diameter ED (Extra-low Dispersion) objective lens to minimize chromatic aberration, Available in straight or angled design, Multilayer-coated lenses, Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 5 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas, Choose from three colors - charcoal grey, pearlescent green and rose pink, Compatible with six MC eyepieces and three Wide DS eyepieces (options), 55mm filter can be attached to objective lens.... (more)
  RRP £439.00 £409.00 In stock Purchase Options
Compact and lightweight with 50mm-diameter ED (Extra-low Dispersion) objective lens to minimize chromatic aberration, Available in straight or angled design, Multilayer-coated lenses, Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 5 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas, Choose from three colors - charcoal grey, pearlescent green and rose pink, Compatible with six MC eyepieces and three Wide DS eyepieces (options), 55mm filter can be attached to objective lens.... (more)
  RRP £439.00 £409.00 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 £269.00 £239.00 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 £269.00 £239.00 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 £349.00 £329.00 In stock Purchase Options