A COUNTRY show which has been running for more than a century has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Organisers of Wasdale Head Show have "regretfully" cancelled this year's event, after considering the safety of visitors amid the ongoing pandemic.

Announcing the decision on social media, organisers of the "shepherd's meet" said: "After a lot of thought sadly we have made the difficult decision to cancel Wasdale Head Show."

They continued: "We would like to thank everyone for their support over the years come rain or shine and hope to see you all next year. Thank you."

The show has only been cancelled once before, for the duration of World War Two, in more than a century.

The next event is now set to take place on Saturday, October 9 2021.

For more details, visit the Wasdale Head Show website, at www.wasdaleheadshow.co.uk, or the event's Facebook page.