Well, for all who climb up and down Scafell there should be a severe health warning: ‘You will knacker your knees and hips if you do not take a stick with you’.
Currently the UK authorities are proposing to contract hunt kennels and licensed knacker operators to collect fallen stock from farms from whence they would be taken onwards to rendering plants.
‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
The authorities want us to upgrade our facilities to those of knacker men but we can't afford that kind of investment."
If under the new Scheme renderers are able to collect as well as dispose, we could well see a further demise of the knacker industry.
But my battery was knackered , and in the weak, red glow of the rear lights I couldn't really see anything properly.
And after last night's shenanigans I'm absolutely knackered .
I could really do with catching up on some sleep too because, to be honest, I'm totally knackered .