Conditions weren't ideal for mushrooms - a week of unseasonal hot and dry weather doesn't encourage the fruiting heads to break out - but there were still some great finds (including the shaggy parasols above) under the guidance of local expert, Bob Taylor.
We encountered assorted puffballs including the wonderfully pongy common stinkhorn:
Phallus impudicus - was believed by some (including we're told Charles Darwin's mum) to be the private parts of a devil. We were told that the great man's mum would whack the offending protrusions with a stick!
All in all a pleasant wander - had the weather been better there would have been a fine crop of boletes, mostly the red cracked bolete (Boletus chrysenteron). However, we ended with a decent (if largely inedible or poisonous) collection: