Volunteers are working to upgrade one of Glenmore Forest Park’s most popular walks.
An eight-strong team is tackling the path at Meall a’Bhuachaille, just north of Glenmore Lodge, which was beginning to show some heavy erosion.
The project has been organised by Cairngorm Outdoor Access Trust and Forestry Commission Scotland, which manages the forest park.
The commission is also providing work experience for some of the trainees who are keen to develop skills in this area.
Brian Duff, recreation forester at Glenmore, said: “It’s great to have such enthusiastic and committed people come forward to take on this kind of work.
“The views from Meall a’Bhuachaille are quite spectacular so this is a really popular route but unfortunately this means that erosion can become a problem.
“It’s not always something that we have the time or resources to address so working with the Outdoor Access Trust means that people who are keen to learn outdoor hand-build skills can gain practical experience in real life situations.
“The path will remain open while the work is carried out so all of the visitors who come here to tackle the hill will not be disappointed.”
It is expected that work on the 1,300-yard section of path, stretching from the edge of the woodland up to the summit, will take 10 weeks to complete.
Five men and three women – all aged 19-32 – are hard at work on the project.