The heaths and woodlands are crackling with the sound of gunfire. But the men wielding the weapons aren't regular soldiers.
The Sixth Battalion is the TA section of The Rifles Regiment and most of these men have given up a fortnight's leave from their civilian jobs to come here to hone their fighting skills in the middle of Germany.
They're from all across the South West and from all walks of life, from students to property developers.
The company commander is a tree surgeon from Weddon Cross on Exmoor and he's happy with the way it's going:
All this free space means they can get their regular colleagues from Five Rifles involved.
They've brought their Warrior armoured personnel carriers from their base at Paderborn a hundred miles away, and that's proving very popular.
A trip to Germany and such unique experiences are some compensation for the amount of time they give the TA on top of their civilian jobs.
The weather is the only cause for complaint so far. One of their officers works in the Met Office in Exeter and regularly gets stick from his men when the heavens open.
But they'll get on with it, whatever the weather, knowing that they'll soon be taking on a bigger role than ever in Britain's defence.
Part one of a four-part series by our Defence Correspondent John Andrews can be viewed here: