Titchwell opening hours:
Open every day including Bank Holidays

March to October 9.30am - 5.30pm

November to February 9.30am - 4.30pm

Write to us at:
In Focus, Main Street Titchwell,
Nr. King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8BB
Telephone 01485 210101
Email: titchwell@infocusoptics.co.uk

Staff: Vernon Eve (manager)
Neil Armitage

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Main Street, Titchwell, Nr King’s Lynn, PE31 8BB
01485 210101

A chance to try quality telescopes and binoculars before you buy

Our Norfolk shop offers you unparalleled viewing facilities across the marsh and out to sea, offering you the chance to try and compare from our specialist range of binoculars and telescopes we stock to suit all budgets. Our non commission based staff can offer you expert advise, both on the equipment, having over 40 years experience, and all things ornithological, having over 80 years experience in the field between us, and on all continents in the world.

So if you want to know what birds are around on the coast today in Norfolk, or all the latest sightings from around the country, then pop in for all the latest news. Or if you are planning a trip abroad we can give you information from around the world, and advise on the best publications and field guides to most destinations from our comprehensive book stock.

Looking for quality used equipment???

Here at Titchwell we keep and update the data base for all the used equipment held in our other shops nationwide, so if you have any requests you can call or e mail us with them ,and we will hold you on file until something suitable for your needs turns up. You can also part exchange your old equipment for something new or something better from our used equipment data base, a great way to obtain even more value for money

Latest News

Our Barn Owl nest box, viewable from the shop is very active at the moment with the adults regularly hunting the field opposite. The local Marsh Harriers are busy bringing in food to the nests on the reserve, flying over the shop with food items on their way. Other local raptors seen daily include Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel and regular sightings of Sparrow hawk, Hobby and Peregrine also made.

The shop garden breeding birds have already fledged broods of Dunnock, Great Tit, Robin, Gold Finch and of course Wood Pigeon, with some looking to second brood.

Also from the shop unusual birds include Osprey, Spoonbills, Great white Egret, Common Cranes and Black Redstart.

With Spring well advanced, most of our summer migrants are on breeding grounds, while locally a number of interesting birds recorded on the reserve, including Little and Temmincks stints, Curlew and Wood Sandpipers, Osprey and Honey Buzzard also noted.

The fields at Chosley have hosted up to 28 Dotterel, these attracting many visitors over the 3 weeks they have been present. A stunning male Snow Bunting was also present for 3 days and a favourite with photographers due to its remarkable tameness. Turtle Doves are present in the area again, so let’s hope they have a successful breeding season.

The Valerian is nearly in full bloom, so we are looking forward to the arrival of our annual Hummingbird Hawk-moths.


Our shop is easy to find on the main coast road (A149) almost opposite the Briarfields hotel, which offers excellent accommodation being perfectly located for the reserves of Holme, Titchwell and Snettisham, and if you are using public transport the Coasthopper bus service runs hourly, we have our own carpark if you are visiting by car.

New Products

For all butterfly, moth, dragonfly (and other insect) enthusiasts we now stock the best range of insect books in Norfolk, supplied to us by Atropos Books, including the latest issue of the Atropos journal (see www.atropos.info for more information).

Amongst the binoculars, the spectacular Swarovski EL 8x32 remains in much demand, more so than it's bigger cousin the 8.5x42, being the smallest, sharpest, and brightest binocular you can buy!! Less expensive options selling very well are the DBA 8x42 MG and 10x42 MG both on offer at £499 with limited stock, this lightweight full size glass matches anything on the market today up to £800. The Delta SL2 continues to sell very well at £269 as do the Verano HD range and Discovery 8x32, with the new super lightweight Traveller 8x32 just taking off.

The new MM3 60 ED is by far the best selling of the small scopes today. At only 730 grams (the same weight as your average 42mm binocular) and just 252 mm in length, with it's new high contrast optical system this truly sets a new standard in telescope design. The superb Swarovski ATS 65 HD continues to sell well at this competitive price for a high end scope.

In the larger 'scopes, whilst demand for the multi-modular Swarovski ATX series increases, the Swarovski ATS 80 HD, the Opticron ES GA 80 ED and HR 80 GA ED kits (with HDF/SDL v2 zoom and bespoke Lumix Panasonic FS45 digi-scoping kit) remain as popular as ever.

The easy-to-use Phone Skope digiscoping adapters have proved popular, allowing you to use your smart phone to take digital pictures through your 'scope . Adapters are available for Apple iPhone 4/4S & 5/5S and Samsumg Galaxy S3/S4 in any combination with the following 'scopes: Kowa TSN 770/880 series, Nikon MCII, Swarovski ATS/STS, ATM/STM & ATX/STX and with the Opticron HDF/SDL zooms (at just £63.00).

We also stock an extensive range of tripods (carbon fibre, lightweight travel and standard alloy), hide clamps and other accessories. Whatever your optical requirements we will be able to give you both expert advice and demonstrations to find something to suit your budget.

There really is just one stop you need to make for the best, impartial optical advice in Norfolk, so please call for a demonstration, to view our stock, or just to catch-up on local birding scene and news.

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