OUR NEW SOMERSET SHOP IS NOW OPEN!
The Stables Business Park
Bristol Road, Rooks Bridge, BS26 2TT
Telephone: 01934 750090
Our shop at The Stables Business Park is co-located with outdoor gear supplier Country Innovation in the building called The Granary and is open 4 days a week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
Staff: Keith Mortimer
The site is approximately 3 miles from junction 22 of the M5 motorway and there is ample free car parking on site. To access the car park, follow signs to The Stables from the A38 as your sat nav will most likely take you to Mudgeley Road which is to the rear of the Business Park.
Sales of binoculars and telescopes in Somerset. The leading birding equipment & binocular retailer in Somerset
In Focus’ shop at Rooks Bridge in Somerset sells a wide range of binoculars and birdwatching equipment from leading manufacturers such as Opticron, Zeiss, Nikon, Swarovski and Hawke as well as our own brand, Delta. We stock binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, tripods and digiscoping kit as well as accessories.
Outdoor gear supplier Country Innovation is located in the same building at The Stables Business Park so if you are looking for clothing, footwear, gloves, bags or hats you can browse and shop for them after you visit us.
A chance to try quality telescopes and binoculars before you buy
Our Rooks Bridge optics shop offers specialist birding equipment demonstrations and excellent viewing facilities – come and try out telescopes and binoculars before you buy. Our staff offer specialist advice about buying scopes and binoculars as well as great after sales service plus all the benefits of their own birdwatching expertise.
Looking for secondhand scopes and bins in Somerset?
We usually have a selection of quality second-user binoculars and scopes in stock and can often offer part-exchange deals on your optics purchase – a great way to obtain even more value for money when buying birdwatching equipment. Drop into our shop at Rooks Bridge to see what secondhand scopes, binoculars and optical accessories we have in stock or check our Used Equipment section online.
There’s a full range of optics and accessories to choose from.
The Somerset Levels and Moors – A Brilliant Birding Destination
Rooks Bridge sits towards the northern edge of the Somerset Levels, an area covering over 160,000 acres and providing some superb birding locations. Following peat extraction during the 1960s, the Somerset Wildlife Trust has transformed the landscape into lakes, reed beds and wet woodland. These relatively new habitats draw in waders, flacks of starlings and numerous rare or elusive breeds including bittern.
The Avalon Marshes Centre is around 30 minutes drive from our shop at Rooks Bridge and is surrounded by some excellent locations such as RSPB Ham Wall, RSPB Greylake, Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, Shapwick Moor and Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve.
Further south, RSPB Swell Wood and RSPB West Sedgemoor (by pre-booked appointment only) are about another 30 minutes drive south towards the Blackdown Hills at the southern end of the Levels.
The Somerset Wildlife Trust also maintains a large number of small reserves dotted across the Levels with a diverse range of habitats which offer opportunities to see a huge variety of flora, butterflies and insects as well as birds.