purple jelly fungus
not sure about these, but i think they're velvet shank fungus
We also visited the new Lodge Coffee Shop which has just opened at the Braid Road entrance to the Hermitage.
They do excellent coffee and a delicious almond and apricot tart. They also have a perfect location - there's nowhere else so convenient for a coffee after a long walk round the Hermitage. They even have a dog friendly serving hatch for all the people who walk their dogs here.