Footpaths that were damaged more than two years ago by a serious flood have been repaired.
The upgrades have taken place at the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar.
Engineering firm Total has given support to NTS to repair the paths and upgrade visitor signage at the Linn of Dee car park.
The mini rangers, made up of young people under 12 from the area, visited the site to give their stamp of approval, pictured.
The group meets regularly at the nature reserve to carry out a wide range of countryside and nature-inspired activities.
Operations manager at the Mar Lodge Estate David Frew said: “We are so grateful to everyone involved in making these important upgrades possible at the Linn of Dee.
“As the point of arrival for many of our visitors, the new signage and repaired paths mean Mar Lodge Estate is even more welcoming.
“We hope this will encourage people to explore more of the UK’s biggest nature reserve that we protect.”