An inquest has been opened after a man was found dead in his car at Edale yesterday (Weds).
Chesterfield Coroner’s Court heard that Mr Hardwick’s car had crashed into the bottom of a hedgerow.
Giving evidence today (Thurs), Detective Constable Darren Parkin said the group of walkers had noticed a blue rope near to the car and called emergency services.
The court heard there was no note left by Mr Hardwick, who was senior estimator for a scaffolding firm.
Police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
The inquest was opened and adjourned. It will be reviewed again on July 2.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident number 246.