Fungus?

Fungus?

Observation - Fungus? - UK and Ireland. Description: Several groups of these wormlike growths which I think might be fungi seen today while I was photographing in Boilton Woods nr. Brockholes, Lancashire. All a sort of purple colour. Are they fungi? If so, what is the name.

Several groups of these wormlike growths which I think might be fungi seen today while I was photographing in Boilton Woods nr. Brockholes, Lancashire. All a sort of purple colour.
Are they fungi? If so, what is the name.