As well as telescopes and binoculars, Sherwoods have a great collection of quirky and unique gifts which are sure to tease, intrigue, fascinate and amuse anyone with an active imagination. Our handmade balance toys are quirky and delightful additions to any office desk or mantle piece and encourage an air of meditation and relaxation.
We also stock a great range of tough, durable and stylish Baron Country bags, and satchels which are perfect for weekends away and trips into the country or even further afield. Classics never go out of style and Baron’s have a well founded reputation for craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal.
For gifts which are humorous and outré-risqué, look no further than the comic art of Guillermo Forchino: from keystone cops in pursuit of robbers to New York taxis, young lovers in mini coopers, to local worthies setting the world to rights over a few beers on a bench in Central Park, you are sure to find a limited edition sculpture from within this collection which is just perfect for those in your life with a keen sense of the absurd and hilarious.
Sherwoods also have a collection of beautifully crafted classic desktop globes which give that look a of a private gentleman’ club to any abode, and a range of Mamod and Wilesco live steam models, which are as popular and valued today as they have been for generations. Sherwoods are your one stop shop for the discerning person in your life who loves nature, telescopes, binoculars and gifts which prove the thought behind them.
So, go that little bit further in your giving and buy something original and special for your loved ones at Sherwoods.
Many of us get so much pleasure from observing the wild birds, foxes, hedgehogs and other animals which wander into our gardens at different times of the year. It is enriching to be close to nature and encourage some sort of interaction so we can gain a semblance of trust with these creatures and encourage them to return again and again. After all, it is so much more convenient to pick up our binoculars and look at birds at the bottom of our own gardens than to have to trail through the woods in all conditions.
At Sherwoods, we have a full range of bird boxes and mammal shelter, camo hides and bat detectors which allow you to attract all types of fascinating creatures into your lives. So, get your bird watching binoculars at the ready as the right type of environment attracts all types of rare breeds of birds, hedgehogs, badgers, foxes and bats into your property.
We also have a beautiful range of s deco-birds and deco-animals; lovingly recreated models of the type of animals which are seen all over the European continent, complete with accompanying information brochures detailing their habits, environments and contribution to the biodiversity of the region.
Furthermore, we have fantastic bird boxes and feeders, as well as an amazing choice of compact weather stations which allow you to track and predict the weather and beat the Met Office at their own game! From bird watching binoculars to marine binoculars, bird boxes to bat sensors, Sherwoods are second to none.
Nature photographers, whether amateur or professional, are often frustrated when their equipment lets them down as they attempt to capture that killer shot. Night vision binoculars and bird watching binoculars allow us crystal clear live images of fantastic animals in their natural environment but some of us want a lasting record of these animals for posterity.
Many of us are privileged to live in areas where wildlife such as deer, foxes and badgers roam into our properties at night or in the early morning. Our glimpses of these animals are few and far between and we seldom have the appropriate equipment at the ready in order to capture these magical moments. However, at Sherwoods, we can help you build your own impressive photographic portfolio with perfect natural images for all to see. Our wireless remote control release devices are compatible with all major camera brands, and allow you to covertly place your camera in a prime position and then hide in order to monitor developments. When wildlife comes into the vicinity, simply click away and your camera will take as many pictures as necessary.
For those of us who want a more sophisticated method for obtaining our wildlife photographs, the innovative Bushnell trophy camera is ideal. This camera has one second trigger speed and a one year battery life, is tough and highly functional, with 32 night vision LEDs which enable you to capture after-dark images in perfect resolution. You can easily programme a trigger delay or up to three images per single trigger, and also shoot short movies in the appropriate mode.
So, why not add some high-tech camera kit to your night vision technology and binocular collection- you will be ready for any event.
The modern gun or bow hunter uses modern technology such as night vision as well as more traditional spotting methods such as using binoculars in order to track, target and eliminate his prey. Hunting has become more accurate and precise than ever before thanks to the introduction of laser range-finders. These amazing devices give pin-point accuracy on the distance of a target in an instant, thus allowing you to make split second decisions on the calibre of ammunition to use, which weapon is your best choice and levelling the playing field between you and your prey in terms of stealth.
Animals have a sixth sense because their instincts, vision and sense of smell are so superior to our own senses. They seem to know we are in the vicinity, no matter how experienced and skilled we are. However, laser-range finders provide us with the chance to endow ourselves with a sixth sense which has been previously impossible to develop.
At Sherwoods, we have Bushnell elite devices with an accurate range of between five and fifteen hundred yards, low light LED display for dawn and dusk conditions and superior resolution because of multi-coated optics. These range finders are fully water-proof, tough and durable, and suitable for the harshest hunting conditions.
We also have compact Bushnell legend 1200 devices and the Bushnell scout 1000 as well as a full range of Bushnell sport and trophy hunting aids. Therefore, combined with our binoculars and our range of night vision technology, you have no excuse for missing your target, day or night!
Bird watching, or ‘twitching’ has become phenomenally popular in Britain over the past few years, with prime time TV shows fronted by famous faces such as Bill Oddie leading the charge to the woods, beaches and moorlands in order to spot the latest rare specimen to land on our shores.
Traditionally, bird watching binoculars were the most common instrument for twitchers and the clichéd image of the eager twitcher edging his way along a thin branch to catch a glimpse of a rare bird, with the binoculars strapped around his neck.
Indeed, at Sherwoods, we carry a fantastic range of bird watching binoculars which are excellent tools for all types of bird watching. However, keen ornithologists are increasingly usingtelescopes for their hobby. Although they are more readily associated with astronomy, the development of bird watching scopes has taken the popular pastime to a new level of professionalism and sophistication.
High power telescopes have an amazing range and clarity and ensure that you will never miss any opportunity to spot rare and beautiful breeds. Spotting scopes are usually prismatic and can be used with a variety of magnification eyepieces. We have a great range of spottingscopes from acuter, celestron, minox and many other manufacturers which are suitable for wildlife observation as well as bird watching.
The choice can seem intimidating, but our team are happy to guide you to the perfect product for your needs. So, whether you are gazing at stars through telescopes, or scope – spotting for sea eagles, elephants or cheetahs, let Sherwoods advise you on the best scopes for the job, we will ensure you don’t miss a single thing.
Sherwoods have a well earned reputation as the finest purveyors of telescopes in the land. However, our expertise and product range is by no means limited to astronomy and telescopes. In fact, we are achieving our own kind of full spectrum domination, with ingenious and sophisticated technological instruments for land, sea and air adventures.
The scope of our product range takes us from outer space to the deep blue sea and if you are a keen yachtsman, then Sherwoods have a great choice of marine binoculars to help you navigate your craft, which are tough, durable, functional and fully waterproof. These marine model binoculars typically have tough rubber armour to protect them from the thrills, spills and knocks of ocean yachting and are nitrogen gas filled to prevent misting. The enlarged porro prism fields of marine binoculars also permit an expansive field of vision and focus. Our fantastic Bresser marine brand models are very durable and have a built in compass, so you have no excuse for rounding Cape Horn instead of The Cape of Good Hope!
Our rugged and dependable Steiner Commander binoculars have become iconic tools for competition standard yachtsmen, so you can be assured that you are purchasing a premium product with Steiner, whilst our Japanese Opticron brand models are the heavyweights of our range: fully waterproof, extensively armoured and ready to stand up to any nautical test, high tide or low tide, calm or storm, Opticron will cope marvellously under pressure. So, as you stock up for your latest yachting adventure, please be sure to consider Sherwoods for your marine navigational instruments and continue to ride the crest of the wave of success.
Stargazing has been popular for many thousands of years, and the technology which we use to view the night sky may have developed significantly, but the essence of our primal fascination with stars has remained undiluted.
Whilst our understanding of the stars and planets is now relatively sophisticated, much of the reason for our fascination with the night sky has remained the same – the mystical feeling of connectivity over time and generations which we feel as we gaze into the heavens, that special, timeless, eternal vibration.
Astronomical telescopes used to be the preserve of the scientific and academic elite, but nowadays, the stars have been democratised and many people enjoy watching the stars from their own locales using their own equipment.
At Sherwoods, for three generations now, we have stocked some of the finest astronomical telescopes available, to suit any budget. We are a firmly established family business, rooted in tradition, yet with our heads firmly in the night sky.
As technology has developed and become more compact, and our living spaces have often become more restricted, many of us wonder about sacrificing precious living space in order to store a telescope. However, this problem is now easily resolved with astronomical binoculars, which are a stylish, functional and compact alternative to telescopes.
We also have a great range of binoculars with night vision capability as well as those more suited for bird watching, so whether you are an astronomer, hunter, gamekeeper, or keen ornithologist, we are sure to have a quality product which meets your requirements.