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 £1049.00 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 £434.95 £349.95 In stock Purchase Options
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 (6) RRP £199.99 £69.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
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)
4.5 star review (6) RRP £299.99 £99.00 In stock Purchase Options
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 £399.99 £149.00 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)
5 star review (1) RRP £199.99 £179.99 In stock Purchase Options
 

Celestron Hummingbird 9-27x56mm ED 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 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 (1) RRP £299.99 £249.99 In stock Purchase Options
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)
  RRP £199.99 £169.99 In stock Purchase Options

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 (3) RRP £349.99 £259.99 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 £339.99 In stock Purchase Options

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

Includes a FREE Trailseeker Fluid Pan Tripod worth £99.99. 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 £449.99 In stock Purchase Options

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

Includes a FREE Trailseeker Fluid Pan Tripod worth £99.99. 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 (2) RRP £699.99 £599.99 In stock Purchase Options
 

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

Includes a FREE Trailseeker Fluid Pan Tripod worth £99.99. 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 (1) RRP £899.99 £799.99 In stock Purchase Options
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 70EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.... (more)
  RRP £129.99 £89.00 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron Astro Fi 90 Wi-Fi computerised Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope - Black

Setting up the telescope is a breeze - Ideal For Planet And Constellation Viewing - includes a NEW integrated smartphone adapter.
The Astro Fi 90 is a computerized alt-azimuth refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The Astro Fi offers dazzling views of craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Hercules Globular Cluster and so much more at night. In addition, the star diagonal provides right side up viewing for using as a spotting scope during the day.... (more)
  RRP £299.99 £249.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Celestron Astro Fi 130 Wi-Fi Reflector Telescope for Deeper Viewing - Easy to set-up - Black

Offers dazzling views of craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Hercules Globular Cluster - includes a NEW integrated smartphone adapter
The Astro Fi 130 is a computerized alt-azimuth Newtonian telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The Astro Fi offers dazzling views of craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Hercules Globular Cluster and so much more at night. In addition, the star diagonal provides right side up viewing for using as a spotting scope during the day.... (more)
  RRP £349.99 £289.00 Out of stock -
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 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)
  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)
5 star review (2) RRP £179.00 £159.00 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 £209.00 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 12-36x50 Straight Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Stay-On Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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)
5 star review (1) RRP £299.00 £199.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance 12-36x50 Angled Spotting Scope - Green

Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £199.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke Endurance 16-48x68 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £259.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Hawke Endurance 20-60x85 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 (3) RRP £449.00 £289.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke New Endurance ED 12-36x50 Straight Spotting Scope - Green

Featuring Dielectric Coating. Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £349.00 In stock Purchase Options

Hawke New Endurance ED 12-36x50 Angled Spotting Scope - Green

Featuring Dielectric Coating. Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £349.00 Out of stock -
 

Hawke Endurance ED 16-48x68 Angled Spotting Scope

Includes Stay-On-Cover and Carry Strap! Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty!
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 £549.00 In stock Purchase Options
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)
  RRP £699.00 £649.00 In stock Purchase Options
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)
  RRP £399.00 £349.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
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 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
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) RRP £36.99 £29.00 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 Full Brass model is supplied with a very attractive solid Mahogany felt lined presentation/storage box.... (more)
  RRP £46.99 £39.00 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 In stock Purchase Options
Sky-Watcher Fine Brass 6040 Traditional Solid Brass Telescope with a 40" telescope tube, 60mm objective lens and 28x magnification.... (more)
  RRP £419.00 £375.00 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 £1799.00 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)
  RRP £2543.00 £1799.00 In stock Purchase Options
TSN-883 88mm Prominar 'Black Edition' Angled Spotting Scope 125 Year Anniversary Kit - With 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece, Black Neoprene 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)
      £2549.00 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 (2) 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 (2) 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 (1) RRP £1399.00 £1099.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Kowa TSN-553 125 Year Anniversary Edition Compact Angled Spotting Scope with 15-45x Eyepiece & Case.... (more)
      £1599.00 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-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)
2.5 star review (2) RRP £2350.00 £1799.00 In stock Purchase Options
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 £2350.00 £1799.00 In stock Purchase Options