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 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)
4.5 star review (2) RRP £459.99 £359.00 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 £459.99 £349.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days Purchase Options
Bushnell Engage DX 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope. Compact 80mm objective with dielectric coated prism for higher contrast and resolution.... (more)
  RRP £749.99 £549.00 Out of stock
 
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)
5 star review (1) RRP £779.99 £629.99 Pre Order Purchase Options
Bushnell Nitro 20-60x65 Angled Spotting Scope. The NITRO 20-60x65mm spotting scope offers large magnification in a compact size. The fully multicoated optics and ED Prime Glass maximize brightness and contrast for high definition viewing. It’s IPX7 waterproof rated, and it has Bushnell’s exclusive EXO barrier for a clear image no matter the weather. Dual focus wheels allow for both rapid and precision focusing for the crispest images. Integrated sunshade and tripod collar mount are standard. Buy... (more)
  RRP £869.99 £699.99 Pre Order 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)
5 star review (1) RRP £1339.99 £969.99 Pre Order 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 £1399.99 £999.99 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options
Bushnell Legend Tactical 15-45x60 T Series Spotting Scope. Legend Tactical are built with a sense of duty and a commitment to excellence – the same attributes that live in the hearts of the brave men and women who uphold the American way of life.... (more)
      £649.99 In stock Purchase Options
Bushnell Elite Tactical 8-40x60 LMSS2 Spotting Scope. A compact military-grade spotting scope with a first focal plane reticle, ED Prime glass in a rugged package that truly makes it Elite Tactical.... (more)
      £2499.00 Check stock Purchase Options
 
Celestron Ultima 18-55x65 Angled Spotting Scope with Smartphone Adapter. The most compact model in our Ultima series spotting scopes, the 65mm refractor features a 45° viewing angle and excellent mulit-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with an 18-55x zoom eyepiece.... (more)
4 star review (5) RRP £249.99 £99.00 In stock Purchase Options
Celestron Ultima 18-55x65 Angled Spotting Scope. The most compact model in our Ultima series spotting scopes, the 65mm refractor features a 45° viewing angle and excellent mulit-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with an 18-55x zoom eyepiece.... (more)
  RRP £179.99 £149.00 In stock Purchase Options
Celestron Ultima 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope. The Ultima 20-60x80mm features a 45° viewing angle and offers a step up in aperture from the 65mm, offering 50% brighter images. The 80mm refractor features excellent multi-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece.... (more)
  RRP £239.99 £216.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Celestron Ultima 20-60x80 Straight Spotting Scope. The Ultima 20-60x80mm offers a step up in aperture from the 65mm, offering 50% brighter images. The 80mm refractor features excellent multi-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece.... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £239.99 £216.00 In stock Purchase Options
Celestron Ultima 22-66x100 Angled Spotting Scope. The largest aperture scope in the Ultima line, the 100mm Ultima offers more than 50% brighter images than the 80mm, allowing for better performance in low light conditions. The 100mm refractor features excellent multi-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and comes standard with a 22-66x zoom eyepiece.... (more)
  RRP £429.99 £387.00 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron Travelscope 70 Smartphone Kit

Includes Travelscope 70, Backpack, NeXGO DX Smartphone Adapter, Observer’s Map of the Moon, Guide to Birds of Britain & Europe Book, Moon Filter & Lens Cleaning Kit
Celestron Travelscope 70 Smartphone Kit. The Travel Scope 70 is a refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The Travel Scope can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night and with the erect image star diagonal makes the optical tube ideal for using as a spotting scope during the day.... (more)
  RRP £209.99 £99.00 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 (3) RRP £229.99 £207.00 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 £329.99 £297.00 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 (1) RRP £219.99 £198.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

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

Ideal For Birdwatching, 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)
4.5 star review (9) RRP £329.99 £297.00 In stock Purchase Options

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

Ideal For Birdwatching, 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 £449.99 £405.00 In stock Purchase Options

Celestron Regal M2 65ED - 16-48x65mm ED 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 (1) RRP £579.99 £522.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Celestron Regal M2 80ED - 20-60x80mm ED 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 £799.99 £720.00 In stock Purchase Options
Firefield 20x50 Spotting Scope. When out hunting or shooting long-distance targets, your senses must be top notch. Let your eyes do the stalking with the Firefield® 20x50 Straight Edge Spotting Scope. Featuring a practical, yet elegant, design, this spotting scope is anything but standard in quality. Its fully multi-coated lenses and durable, rubber-armored body that's submergible in water up to one meter and 100 percent weatherproof supports viewing, tracking and shooting far-away objects. Its ... (more)
  RRP £65.99 £59.99 Out of stock -

GPO TAC Spotter 15-45x60 Spotting Scope

Extremely high imaging performance. Wide edge to edge field of view. High transmission for optimal colour reproduction and razor sharp images!
GPO TAC Spotter 15-45x60 Spotting Scope. The GPO TAC 15-45×60 Spotter impresses with its extremely high imaging performance and wide, edge-to-edge field of view. The HD lens system in combination with the GPObrightTM multi-coating guarantees optimal color reproduction, razor-sharp images and high transmission. The magnesium housing is rubber armored and offers the flexible option for accessory mounting via the 3 pre-mounted Picatinny rails. The integrated Mil-spec PLR reticle is 1:1 identical to... (more)
      £975.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days 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 (2) RRP £189.00 £169.00 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 (6) RRP £229.00 £199.00 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 £249.00 £229.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Hawke Nature Trek Compact 13-39x56 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. The new ultra compact 56mm features barrel focussing with twist-up eye piece, delivering 39x magnification in a scope the size of your hand. Supplied with neoprene stay-on case.... (more)
  RRP £299.00 £279.00 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 £299.00 £279.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days 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 £349.00 £329.00 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 (3) RRP £499.00 £449.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days 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)
5 star review (1) RRP £599.00 £549.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days 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)
5 star review (1) RRP £749.00 £699.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days 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 (2) RRP £849.00 £799.00 Order Now - 2-5 Days Purchase Options

Kowa TSN-55A 55mm Prominar Pure Fluorite Angled Spotting Scope with 17-40x WA-Zoom Eyepiece

For those who prioritize portability without sacrificing image quality. Perfect performance that fits in the palm of your hand.
Kowa TSN-55A 55mm Prominar Pure Fluorite Angled Spotting Scope with 17-40x WA-Zoom Eyepiece. Travel Light – See bright. Introducing the revolutionary TSN-55 PROMINAR, a remarkable spotting scope crafted for adventurers who demand unparalleled optical performance.... (more)
      £2089.00 Out of stock -
Kowa TSN-55A 55mm Prominar Pure Fluorite Straight Spotting Scope with 17-40x WA-Zoom Eyepiece. Travel Light – See bright. Introducing the revolutionary TSN-55 PROMINAR, a remarkable spotting scope crafted for adventurers who demand unparalleled optical performance.... (more)
      £2089.00 Order Now - 7-10 Days Purchase Options
 
Kowa TSN-66 Prominar Angled Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece. The TSN-66 PROMINAR is the newest member of Kowa’s PROMINAR family of spotting scopes, boasting exceptional pure fluorite crystal optics that have earned Kowa global acclaim. The TSN-66 PROMINAR’s cutting-edge technology enables it to deliver exceptional optical performance, granting birdwatchers and outdoor enthusiasts access to a level of detail and clarity typically found only in larger, heavier spotting scope... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £2449.00 £2399.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-66 Prominar Straight Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece. The TSN-66 PROMINAR is the newest member of Kowa’s PROMINAR family of spotting scopes, boasting exceptional pure fluorite crystal optics that have earned Kowa global acclaim. The TSN-66 PROMINAR’s cutting-edge technology enables it to deliver exceptional optical performance, granting birdwatchers and outdoor enthusiasts access to a level of detail and clarity typically found only in larger, heavier spotting sco... (more)
  RRP £2449.00 £2399.00 In stock Purchase Options

Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Straight Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece

Kowa's new FLAGSHIP Model just arrived - Superb - Highly Recommended...
Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Straight Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece. When crafting the new TSN-88 PROMINAR series, Kowa went back to its routes in optical design. Routes which have made it one of the most popular spotting scope manufacturers in the world. To enhance a basic fundamental feature that PROMINAR users enjoy every time they look through their eyepiece - Natural Colour. Kowa has always prided itself on manufacturing optics that deliver a pure rendition of the... (more)
  RRP £3369.00 £3135.00 In stock Purchase Options
 

Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Angled Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece

Kowa's new FLAGSHIP Model just arrived - Superb - Highly Recommended...
Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Angled Spotting Scope with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece. When crafting the new TSN-88 PROMINAR series, Kowa went back to its routes in optical design. Routes which have made it one of the most popular spotting scope manufacturers in the world. To enhance a basic fundamental feature that PROMINAR users enjoy every time they look through their eyepiece - Natural Colour. Kowa has always prided itself on manufacturing optics that deliver a pure rendition of the v... (more)
  RRP £3369.00 £3135.00 In stock Purchase Options

Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Angled Spotting Scope Body

Kowa's new FLAGSHIP Model just arrived - Superb - Highly Recommended...
Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Angled Spotting Scope Body. When crafting the new TSN-88 PROMINAR series, Kowa went back to its routes in optical design. Routes which have made it one of the most popular spotting scope manufacturers in the world. To enhance a basic fundamental feature that PROMINAR users enjoy every time they look through their eyepiece - Natural Colour. Kowa has always prided itself on manufacturing optics that deliver a pure rendition of the view in front of the lens. Allowing you,... (more)
5 star review (1) RRP £2679.00 £2535.00 In stock Purchase Options

Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Straight Spotting Scope Body

Kowa's new FLAGSHIP Model just arrived - Superb - Highly Recommended...
Kowa TSN-88 Prominar 88mm Straight Spotting Scope Body. When crafting the new TSN-88 PROMINAR series, Kowa went back to its routes in optical design. Routes which have made it one of the most popular spotting scope manufacturers in the world. To enhance a basic fundamental feature that PROMINAR users enjoy every time they look through their eyepiece - Natural Colour. Kowa has always prided itself on manufacturing optics that deliver a pure rendition of the view in front of the lens. Allowing you... (more)
  RRP £2679.00 £2535.00 In stock Purchase Options
 
Kowa TSN-99A 30-70x 99mm Prominar Pure Fluorite Angled Spotting Scope Zoom Kit. The new TSN-99 PROMINAR Series is the evolution of over six decades of Japanese optical design and technology. It utilizes the very best from Kowa’s optical heritage and benefits from features, technology and engineering developed by generations of Kowa optical experts.... (more)
  RRP £3919.00 £3495.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-99S 30-70x 99mm Prominar Pure Fluorite Straight Spotting Scope Zoom Kit. The new TSN-99 PROMINAR Series is the evolution of over six decades of Japanese optical design and technology. It utilizes the very best from Kowa’s optical heritage and benefits from features, technology and engineering developed by generations of Kowa optical experts.... (more)
  RRP £3919.00 £3495.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-501 50mm Angled Spotting Scope with 20-40x Zoom Eyepiece. 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)
3 star review (1) RRP £289.00 £269.00 Out of stock -
 
Kowa TSN-502 50mm Straight Spotting Scope with 20-40x Zoom Eyepiece. 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 £289.00 £269.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-774 77mm Prominar XD Straight Spotting Scope Kit with TE-11WZ II WA 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 £2622.00 £1799.00 In stock Purchase Options
Kowa TSN-774 77mm Prominar XD Straight Spotting Scope Kit with TE-11WZ II WA 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece, 1.6x Extender & 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 £2842.00 £2149.00 In stock Purchase Options