Although mods can feel free to merge threads if needed, but if this were kept to safety only, assuming that you are punting from car rather than on foot, I'd say you are relatively safe. Over the last few months, I have been up there 4 times since May to get girls for photography work, usually meeting 3 or 4 girls each time. Out of that, I got robbed once (girl took cash and did a runner) and had one grilling from cops (due to going down a sideroad out of the area for a comfort stop and getting warned over peeing in a public place). I don't feel unsafe there. I'd be more worried about bumping the car than about getting mugged or arrested.
I think I know the girl you mean at that junction, was she blonde with a decent butt, and wearing 'shorts' that were basically pants? She has a mate who is stick-thin, with black hair and also has revealing shorts. That group is EE, possibly Hungarian or Romanian.