Sherwoods have built up a proud reputation for quality of products and excellent advice and service over three generations. In a family company, your business reflects closely upon your content of character, so we are acutely aware that our professionalism is seen to directly equate to our deep-held family values.
Our business was founded upon excellence in the provision of telescopes and binoculars, but as the world moved on and modern technologies developed at breakneck speed, we effortlessly kept pace and have always offered the latest cutting-edge products to our customers.
Our product range today is more diverse than it has ever been, from night vision technology to wildlife cameras, marine binoculars to astronomical telescopes, whatever your hobby in the great outdoors, from gazing at the stars to traversing the ocean, we provide all the equipment necessary for your pleasure and professional requirements.
Our customer advisors are industry experts and can help you find the exact piece of kit you need for an upcoming expedition or adventure and our delivery rates are very reasonable, as well as our excellent speed of delivery.
We hope that you take a look at our website and consider using Sherwoods to satisfy all your needs for photographic equipment and nature related technology as well as unique and stylish gifts. The reason that customers have returned to us over our many years in business is that with Sherwoods, you are more than a customer, because we welcome you with open arms as one of the family.
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.
At Sherwoods, we are specialist suppliers of binoculars and telescopes, and lot, lot more. For example, our range of microscopes is enduringly popular with customers.
We have microscopes which are perfect for scrutinising stamps and coins in order to verify if your latest investment is a rare example of its type and perhaps worth a small fortune. Stamp collecting, or philately, is still very popular in the UK, and it is impossible to get a more precise picture of each of your stamps than through one of our premium microscopes. Coins are more tactile than stamps and many coin collectors enjoy immersing themselves in the history of the contemporary period of their coinage. It is fascinating to imagine the type of people who held an ancient coin in their hands- perhaps a Roman soldier purchasing a loaf of bread, or a Victorian explorer buying a newspaper with the latest news from the Zulu wars emblazoned across it.
We also have biological microscopes, which are suitable for professional scientists and students alike, and allow them to look at the fascinating structures of leafs, insects and fungi. These microscopes can be an invaluable tool for children taking Biology or Geology at school, as they enable them to bring the pictures in textbooks to life by using real samples. A microscope is the perfect present for the diligent young scientist, and can help them develop into the next David Attenborough or Michaela Strachan.
So, Sherwoods are your first stop for telescopes and binoculars, but our product range is amazingly diverse, so please browse our website today.
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.
Looking for the perfect gift can often seem tricky. You want to get your loved one something that you know they’ll appreciate and will enjoy for years to come, but what do you get for the person who has everything? Well, telescopes might be a nice idea.
If that special someone has ever mentioned the beauty of the night’s sky or seems to be fascinated by the birds in the garden, then telescopes really can make the perfect gift. You can give them something that’s truly unique, and if they’ve already got one simply upgrade it to the next level and look forward to the appreciation.
Giving someone a telescope guarantees their enjoyment for years ahead. It isn’t something that can easily be packed away so it should take pride of place by the window or balcony, and it can even be the perfect addition to the home office when the recipient simply needs to take a break and see what’s going on in the world.
And, if you come to us here at Sherwoods, we’re sure that we’ll have the perfect telescopes to offer the perfect surprise. We have all the makes and models you could need, from Celestron to Sky Watcher, and because we’re experts in the field we’re also perfectly placed to help you find the right one for your needs.
We cover all price ranges as well and our customer service simply has to be seen to be believed, so if you really want to give someone the perfect gift then make sure to consider telescopes from us right here at Sherwoods.