For some tests, it may be useful to ‘walk a W’, where you need to do multiple recordings across the field, such as for taking Plate Meter or Sward Stick readings.
To do a W Walk, you should start in the corner of your chosen field, and walk about 20 steps away from the corner towards the middle of the field. This is the start of your W.
Turn around and walk back to continue your ‘W’ shape, zigzagging through the field to cover a good amount of your field’s variability.
Try to remain 20 steps away from the edge of your field as you walk, taking readings as you go.
Once you’ve finished your W walk, you should be in another corner of your field, having completed 3 turns of your zigzag!